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21st July 2015

More capacity added by the Isle of Man Steam Packet

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Extra sailings added by the Isle of Man Steam Packet due to demand.

More sailings have been added by the Isle of Man Steam Packet to the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling increasing capacity for fans following demand. 

Steam Packet have brought in the freight vessel MV Arrow to free up spaces on the Ben-My-Chree which sails between the Isle of Man and Heysham. 

Adding more spaces is in repsone to demand from fans wanting to attend the festival, which includes the Manx Grand Prix, Classic TT, modern and classic trials and other events.

Forward bookings for motorcycles to travel to the festival, which starts on 22nd August, are already up 7% on the total number carried during the 2014 event, although there is still space for bikes available on peak days.

Manannan's removable mezzanine deck, which was first used during this year's TT, has contributed to the increase as it has created more room for fans to bring their bikes rather than travelling as foot passengers.

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: 'The Festival of Motorcycling continues to grow in popularity, and we have been working to help support that growth.

'Our substantial investment in Manannan's removable mezzanine deck has created extra space for more motorcycles, and the success of that has been seen both at the TT and in forward bookings for the Festival of Motorcycling, which are up 7% to 3,677.

'In response to demand from fans wanting to attend the festival, we have scheduled four additional return services for Arrow. By carrying freight on these sailings we have freed space on Ben-my-Chree so more people will be able to enjoy the racing.'

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