NorthLink provides extra car spaces on board to meet Easter rush

Friday 22nd March 2013

NorthLink Ferries which connects mainland Scotland with the Orkney and the Shetland Islands has responded to customer demand by creating extra vehicle space on its passenger ferries over Easter weekend.

The addition of an extra two crossings of the Hildasay freight vessel from Lerwick to Aberdeen shifts freight vehicles to those vessels and creates more space for cars on the passenger ferries. The Hildasay will make its extra journeys from Lerwick to Aberdeen on Thursday 28th March returning from Aberdeen to Lerwick on Friday 29th March.

Managing director of NorthLink Ferries, Stuart Garrett said: “We always take care to monitor our passenger numbers and where there is the call for it we can increase our services in order to accommodate this.

“Traditionally Easter weekend is a popular time for people to travel to the Islands to visit family or take a break, however, having recently launched our tourism campaign ‘Far Isn’t Far’, encouraging mainland residents to visit the Northern Isles, we have seen an increase in demand for travel to the Islands.

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