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Marine Atlantic 2016-17 schedule and rate structure now available for booking

January 28, 2016

Marine Atlantic has released its 2016-17 schedule and rate structure which is now available for booking for travel between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017. This year's schedule will continue to see the popular overnight and morning crossings, and an increased number of dedicated commercial and restricted crossings to facilitate the transport of goods to and from Newfoundland and Labrador.

As part of today's announcement, tariff rate adjustments have been implemented. Effective April 1, passenger fares, vehicle fares and the drop trailer management fee will increase by 2.6 per cent. The tariff rate adjustments are necessary to reflect the continuing increased costs associated with materials, supplies and labour and ensure a strong and reliable service for customers. Marine Atlantic will not be increasing cabin prices or the security fee at this time.

The fuel surcharge will not increase at this time, but will continue to be monitored. As the Corporation continues to move to more expensive marine diesel fuel to meet new environmental regulations by the year 2018-19, it is anticipated that significant increases to the fuel surcharge will be required. With current projections, the Corporation is anticipating a fuel surcharge increase of approximately 5.0 per cent in fiscal year 2017-18. These costs are a result of the ongoing transition to use 100 per cent marine diesel on all Marine Atlantic ferries. While lower international fuel prices, as well as the Corporation's ongoing fuel savings measures are stabilizing the current fuel surcharge, future increases will be necessary to reflect the costs associated with purchasing the more expensive fuel.

The complete 2016-17 sailing schedule is available at www.marineatlantic.ca . Below is an overview of the 2016-17 cost of travel which includes applicable fees and surcharges.

 

Port aux Basques - North Sydney 

 

Cost of travel

April 1, 2015         

 

Cost of travel

April 1, 2016 

Adult passenger  $42.43 $43.46 
2 Adults with vehicle  $195.26 

$200.20 

Family of 4 with vehicle (2 adults, 2 children over five years of age)  $234.60  $240.56 
Tractor trailer   (72 feet with driver - no berth) $640.55 $657.10 

Argentia - North Sydney 

 

Cost of travel

April 1, 2015         

 

Cost of travel

April 1, 2016 

Adult passenger  $112.52 $115.34 
2 Adults with vehicle  $451.48 $462.98 
Family of 4 with vehicle (2 adults, 2 children over five years of age)  $560.50 $574.88 

 

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Media Contact :

Darrell Mercer

Corporate Communications

(709) 772-0073 or (709) 727-2405

dmercer@marineatlantic.ca