Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel restrictions imposed by several countries, Stena Line has, like many other companies within the travel industry, seen a drastic decline in travel bookings.
The effect has been the worst in Scandinavia and on Saturday, 14 March, Stena Line stopped operating the Oslo - Frederikshavn route until further notice. Thursday 19 March the decision was made to permanently close the route after more than 40 years in operation.
”This is a tough decision to make, but we are experiencing tough times in general as a company. The Oslo-Frederikshavn route is totally dependent on its passenger service and summer peak season. We estimate that we due to the Coronavirus won´t have a peak season this year and we simply can´t afford to wait and hope until next year”, says Niclas Mårtensson, CEO Stena Line.
Source: Stena Line