Condor has confirmed details of its schedule for 2023 which provides travel for Channel Islanders, supports the local visitor economies and builds on the success of sailings from the UK last Summer.
The timetable, which has just been launched, will continue direct services to Poole in the peak season to both Guernsey and Jersey and at other times, triangulate to improve inter-island connectivity. Direct services from the UK proved successful in bringing in additional car volume this year versus 2019 and in 2023.
John Napton, Condor’s CEO, said that the timetable was designed to bring travel confidence back to the Islands after the pandemic. “This year, our schedule contributed to a successful summer for the local tourism and hospitality industries and that would not have been possible with our previous timetable.
“We have had discussions with industry partners and tried, wherever possible, to accommodate feedback including the Island’s sporting, motor and other events, such as Siam Rugby, travel to the Island Games in Guernsey and the Weekender Festival next year,” he said.
From next Spring, the frequency of services between Jersey and St Malo increases and this includes additional day trips from Jersey, along with a return of the Sunday evening departure through to October.
For Guernsey, sailings to St Malo sailings rise next Spring whilst the commitment to the new Cherbourg route continues. There will be a greater number of day trips run to the Island from Poole.
The schedule also includes non-sailing days across the network as a contingency in case of weather disruption.