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Travel disruption as thousands try to getaway for Easter

People planning a Easter getaway by face travel disruption because of rough seas.

Several sailings have been cancelled or rearranged just as schools break up for the holidays.

Thursday's (28 March) fast ferry services to the UK and France are cancelled.

Passenger services on the conventional ships, the Commodore Clipper and the Islander, tomorrow are also off. Freight sailings are also under review.

The sea state mid-Channel is expected to be rough to very rough, even high for a time on Thursday due to gale force winds.

To cope with demand Condor Ferries has put on an extra sailing of the Liberation to Poole on Good Friday (29 March).

More than 30,000 people are expected to pass through Jersey Airport between Thursday and Easter Monday, with many flights landing and taking off within minutes of each other.

Passengers are being advised to allow extra time to check in and get through security.

It is being recommended those travelling arrive at Departures two hours before their flight.

Guernsey Airport is also expected to be busier than usual.


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