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6,000 people tried and tested the Gozo Fast Ferry
Week one of operation and the Gozo Fast Ferry carried over 6,000 passengers on its high-speed ferry service between Valletta and Mġarr in Gozo, and even added extra trips to cope with the high demand over the weekend.
The service between the two islands, started its first full day of operations last Wednesday and since then, more than 3,000 people have downloaded the company’s app to buy tickets! “We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback. The number of passengers we carried in just one week shows people were itching for the introduction of such a service linking the two islands,” said a company spokesperson. They added that most people were using the app to get their tickets, or their Tallinja card to tap and board, without the need to pre-book.
“With the easing of restrictions, and slow opening of the tourism season we’re anticipating there will be a much higher demand from those choosing alternative modes of transport,” they added.
In a bid to offer a seamless, enjoyable journey, there are multiple transport options. You can either go on foot, use the Barrakka Lift from the Valletta centre to Lascaris Wharf, by bus on Route X133 from the Valletta terminus, by ferry from the Three Cities or Sliema, or by bicycle, which can be transported on the ferry for free.
Have you used the ferry yet?