Brittany Ferries are set to launch two new services between Ireland and France. Chairman Jean-Marc Roué has tweeted that services from Irish ports to St Malo and Roscoff will begin next month.
Jean-Marc Roué said on Monday that the new services would help industry in the Brittany region and that the Armorique vessel would operate on both routes.
Parce que la filière de la pêche bretonne a besoin de nous, parce que nos amis industriels et agriculteurs nous attendent pour leurs exportations, parce que la Région Bretagne souhaite cette ligne, l’#Armorique démarrera ces liaisons début février. @LoigCG @regionbretagne https://t.co/muD3T3de2Y
— Jean-Marc Roué (@jmrouebferries) January 25, 2021
The Armorique has operated before on the Cork – Roscoff route, and it was already known that it would do so again from March 23rd. However, it now appears that the vessel will be sailing between France and Ireland noticeably earlier than anticipated.
The announcement from Jean-Marc Roué comes as demand for France-Ireland services continues to grow.
A new requirement from the French authorities for lorry drivers to present negative coronavirus tests from 11pm tonight has nonetheless complicated matters.
Full details of the new routes, including what Irish ports will be used, are to published in due course.