the ferry route between Frederikshavn and Oslo closed temporarily for some days ago, but it's not going to open again, when coronaepidemien is lied of.
This was stated by Stena Line in a press release.
the Company estimates that the summer season in the year is lost due to coronavirusset.
the Company dare not to wait on next year's season, and therefore, closing the route.
- It is a historically tough situation, forcing us to take difficult decisions, says Niclas Mårtensson, managing director of Stena Line.
- the Route Frederikshavn-Oslo is almost exclusively dependent on passenger traffic and the important peak season in the summer.
- We have done the assessment, that we lose the entire season this year, and we simply cannot afford to wait and hope for next summer.
- therefore, It is with a heavy heart, that we are now closing the route between Frederikshavn and Oslo permanently, he says in the press release.
the Route between Frederikshavn and Oslo started in 1979. Almost a half million passengers travel annually between the two cities. Most come from Norway to Denmark.
Stena Line's two other Danish routes will not be affected by the closed route. The other two routes, is Frederikshavn-Gothenburg and Grenaa-Halmstad.
The two ferry routes are not closed down as a result of coronavirusset, as they are sailing with cargo and passengers, as well must travel, check in respectively Denmark and Sweden, despite the semi-closed borders - for example because they work there.
The two routes is expected to be back in full operation, when there has come control over coronavirusset.
Stena Line will not, however, exclude the possibility that there may be more route closures among the company's 19 routes in Northern europe.