DFDS does not think three carriers can be profitable on the Channel

From June, Irish Ferries will deploy a ferry on Dover-Calais, giving DFDS and P&O Ferries an additional competitor on the English Channel's main route. Historically, it has been difficult for three carriers to be profitable here at once, DFDS' chief executive says.

DFDS Calais Seaways. | Photo: PR-foto DFDS

From next month, DFDS gets an additional competitor on the lucrative main route between the UK and France, Dover-Calais.

This is set to happen when Irish Ferries, which dominates the routes between the UK and Ireland as well as Ireland-France, expands its business to the English Channel, deploying ferry "Isle of Inishmore" on the Dover-Calais route.

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