I see on BBC News online, Phil Jones (CEO) has said that Fastnet will operate 11 months of the year (refit January), as opposed to Superferry that only ran from March to October. Surely that's wrong....Superferry ran 10 months of the year, with no service in January or February...unless he is confusing 2006, when it packed up for good in October?
Slightly 'bending' facts me thinks?
He also says it has already carried double the original estimate - obviously helped by the airport closures. He wants to build up freight traffic for the winter months - difficult to get regular customers, I'd have thought, with only 3 weekly departures from each end, and a complete gap in January? Although the 10 hour trip is a great advantage for tachograph breaks.