Irish Ferries announces start date on Dover-Calais route

On June 29, Irish Ferries will take on DFDS and P&O Ferries on the lucrative Dover-Calais route in the English Channel. According to DFDS, there is no immediate need for extra ferry capacity yet the operator will soon deploy a larger ship to operate the route.

DFDS' new ferry Côte d'Opale. | Photo: PR-foto: DFDS

Irish Ferries is set to launch into the competition on the lucrative Dover-Calais route in the English Channel on June 29 – a route currently being operated by Danish DFDS and British P&O Ferries.

The Irish ferry operator dominates ferry routes between the UK and Ireland as well as Ireland and France and will now expand its business to the English Channel by deploying Isle of Inishmore on the Dover-Calais route.

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