There will be 233 sailings over the TT period with four confirmed vessels in service – and 115 extra sailings compared to normal schedules.
Mark Woodward, chief executive, said: “We’re pleased that passengers are able to book well in advance for TT 2008, having allowed bookings for this years’ TT since late 2007. This is part of our ongoing commitment to improve customer service.
We currently have the following capacity/bookings to the IOM from Wednesday 21 May-Tuesday 3 June 2008.”
Recorded on 10 January 2008
Passengers 48,422 15054
Vehicles 5,000 1777
Bikes 15,000 8,092
2005 (for 2006)
Mark concluded: “At this point we are well ahead in terms of forward bookings compared to the same month in 2005 for TT2006. Although not equalling record numbers from the Centenary TT, we anticipate passenger figures will be substantial again this year.”
The company’s 2008 timetable is also available on its website www.steam-packet.com and will be distributed in the Courier newspaper this week.