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Hovertravel helps Isle of Wight islanders honour our D-DAY heroes

Hovertravel is running to timetable for all the D-DAY75 commemorative events this week, with the exception of just two cancelled services and four slightly amended services on Wednesday.

In honour of their service, Hovertravel will be boarding veterans first, followed by any serving military personnel and then all other customers for the duration of these events.

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Hovertravel is adding extra services as demand dictates

Pilots will be marking the occasion with special announcements and there will be additional staff in and outside Hovertravel terminals for any customers who might require extra assistance.

Of the timetabled 70 services on Wednesday, the 11:45 ex-Ryde and 12:00 ex-Southsea are cancelled , while the 11:15 ex-Ryde and 11:30 ex-Southsea will both run ten minutes earlier at 11:05 and 11:20 respectively. Finally, the 12:15 ex-Ryde and 12:30 ex-Southsea will run ten minutes later at 12:25 and 12:40 respectively.

Loretta Lale, Head of Commercial at Hovertravel, said: “On Wednesday afternoon, with two flypasts and the goodbye to the MV Boudicca and then all through to Sunday, the events on Southsea Common are going to be very popular and we will be able to add in extra services as demand dictates.

“We have already added an extra service on Saturday (9 June) at 22:30 to make sure that customers can enjoy the 15-minute fireworks display on the common which will start at 22:00. Additionally, with several kilometres of bunting strung throughout our terminals and free flags for people to wave, Hovertravel is saying thank you to our D-DAY heroes.”

As well as offering a 75 per cent discount to veterans for the D-Day 75 events Hovertravel is offering 75 free tickets for veterans to travel to the commemorative events.

Island residents with Hovertravel Blue cards can use their June 50 per cent discount for these times and two adults plus up to three children can travel for £30 with the Off Peak family ticket.

Posted on 3rd June 2019 at 10:57 am in Ferry Operators | Hovertravel | Ferry News |

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