Latest Press Releases

Please see our latest news releases below:


01/04/2021  Red Funnel announces more Red Jet Sailings and Return of Quayconnect Bus Service starting 12 April.


27/11/2020  Red Funnel annual Black Friday sale returns with 1/3 off ferry travel until 31 Oct 2021
18/11/2020  Red Funnel celebrates best of Island businesses with the 'Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards' 2020
11/11/2020  Red Funnel to maintain Red Jet service for 7 days a week, with revised temporary timetable.
24/09/2020  Red Funnel Tuesday to Thursday ferry timetable change from 29 Septmber
11/09/2020  Red Funnel confirms no change to operations following new rules on 14 September.
21/07/2020  Red Funnel to double daily Red Jet crossings from Saturday and increase vehicle ferry sailings from 1 August
16/07/2020  Red Funnel receives COVID-19 Statement of Compliance from DNV GL
03/07/2020  Red Funnel obtains "We're Good to Go" COVID-19 industry standard mark
19/06/2020  Red Funnel encourages passengers to assess their travel needs and plan ahead before using ferry services
05/06/2020  Red Funnel announces changes to its chosen Charities of the Year, 2020 & 2021
20/05/2020  Red Funnel commemorates the 80th anniversary of Dunkirk and reflects on it's role in the evacuation
13/05/2020  Red Funnel urges public to heed latest government advice
23/04/2020  Red Funnel celebrates Red Kestrel's first anniversary
01/04/2020  Red Funnel optimises Red Jet sailings for Key Workers
27/02/2020  Island ferry operators are alligned to support customers
23/03/2020  Red Funnel revises timetable to protect lifeline support to the Isle of Wight
18/03/2020  MCA grants temporary ability for Red Funnel passengers to remain in vehicles for select crossings. 
08/03/2020  Red Funnel celebrates International Women's Day with 'Women in Maritime' pledge and executive board equality.
27/02/2020  Red Funnel welcomes Sainsbury’s aboard & unveils expanded menu and retail plans
17-02-2020  Red Funnel appoints new Operations Director
10-02-2020  February Fun on the Isle of Wight
30-01-2020  Isle of Wight Independent Lifeboat chosen as Red Funnel's Charity of the Year 2020


04-12-2019  Red Funnel continues to offer big discounts on advance ferry bookings as 2020 IOW festival line-up is announced
27-11-2019  Red Funnel's Black Friday sale event to launch this Friday 22 November.
08-11-2019  Red Funnel CEO officially awarded Merchant Navy Medal
08-11-2019  Public vote opens for 'Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards' 
25-10-2019  Last chance for nominations for the 'Red Funnel Isle of wight Awards'
22-10-2019  Red Funnel supports Anti-Bullying Awards
21-10-2019  Nominations open for Red Funnel's charity of the Year 2020
17-10-2019  Light meets dark this October on the Isle of Wight
01-10-2019  Red Funnel supports Mountbatten's 'GO Yellow' Day
20-09-2019  Red Funnel wins prestigious Maritime 2050 Award
10-09-2019  Nominations open for the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards
09-09-2019  Red Funnel nominated for Green Initiative Award in the 2019 IW Chamber Business Awards for Excellence
03-09-2019  Red Funnel CEO honoured with Merchant Navy Medal
02-09-2019  Lesley Garrett warms-up her vocal cords on-board Red Funnel Ferry on route to perform at Wight Proms
22-08-2019  Prestigious award nomination for Red Funnel Ferries
21-08-2019  Red Funnel assists in rescue operation in the Solent
20-08-2019  Red Funnel declares it's support for Southampton Pride
14-08-2019  50 years of High Speed
08-08-2019  Red Funnel underlines commitment to diversity at first ever Maritime UK Awards
30-07-2019  Red Funnel's popular Fireworks party cruises back for 2019
17-07-2019  Red Jet 7 marks one-year of service
14-07-2019  Red Funnel awarded sought after sustainable transport award
05-07-2019  Red Funnel Ferries changes its logo in support for Solent Pride events
28-06-2019  Red Funnel to light the skies with unmissable Cowes Week firework display
18-06-2019  'Madness' onboard Red Funnel Ferry 
04-06-2019  Red Funnel’s ‘Red Goes Green’ environment strategy update
24-05-2019  Discover the Isle of Wight this May bank holiday and half term with Red Funnel
24-05-2019  Red Kestrel enters service with first freight cargo
18-04-2019  Leading Isle of Wight ferry provider launches freight ship, Red Kestrel
27-03-2019  Red Funnel’s Red Jet 3 sold to Croatian ferry company
22-02-2019  Red Funnel officially opens Well Road Car Park in East Cowes
20-02-2019  Leading Isle of Wight ferry provider launches freight ship, Red Kestrel


09-10-2018  New timetables announced with more sailings from 29 March 2019
17-09-2018  Red goes GREEN - launch of new environmental strategy
11-09-2018  Volunteers sought for Isle of Wight's biggest beach clean
06-09-2018  Consultation begins on 2019 summer timetable
06-09-2018  Red Kestrel is over 60% complete - latest progress update
14-08-2018  Phase 1 of East Cowes terminal development completed
08-08-2018  Guide launched to exploring the Isle of Wight by public transport
30-07-2018  All aboard for Cowes Fireworks 2018
30-07-2018  Red Funnel supports Osborne Horse Trials
24-07-2018  HRH Duchess of Cornwall names Red Jet 7
21-06-2018  Anti-idling campaign launched to improve local air quality
19-06-2018  Red Funnel gets behind England with tournament offer
11-06-2018  Red Funnel adopts Age Friendly Island Charter
06-06-2018  Red Jet 7 is launched in East Cowes
31-05-2018  Keel is laid for new £10m freight ferry 'Red Kestrel'
24-05-2018  New steps to reduce Greenhouse Gases
24-05-2018  Work starts on layby berth for new freight ferry
21-05-2018  Red Funnel sponsors record Isle of Wight Beach Clean
16-05-2018  Red Funnel rewarded for excellence in Health and Safety
14-05-2018  Isle of Wight firm wins East Cowes contract
10-05-2018  Red Funnel reports record early May Bank Holiday
10-05-2018  Red Jet 7 to enter the water at the end of May
04-05-2018  All 'Hans on Deck' #MaytheFourthBewithYou
01-05-2018  Biofuel trial to reduce harmful greenhouse gases
25-04-2018  All aboard for Eklectica 2018
24-04-2018  Appointment of new Chief Executive Officer 
24-04-2018  Discount scheme announced for armed service personnel
22-04-2018  Voting opens for MyIsleofWight Awards 2018
16-04-2015  ISO14001:2015 Accreditation for Red Funnel
10-04-2015  Offers in place for Walk the Wight 2018
26-03-2018  Tourism Superstar rewarded with dream holiday
26-03-2018  Boost for weekend travellers
21-03-2018  Five Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor 
15-03-2018  Red Eagle returns to service with new look
09-03-2018  Apprenticeship programme celebrates ten years of success
07-03-2018  Red Funnel congratulates new female captain
27-02-2018  Dancing Jim overwhelmed by public support
22-02-2018  Cheque for £55k presented to Hampshire & IW Air Ambulance
14-02-2018  £10m order for new freight ferry placed with UK yard
12-02-2018  Jim the 'Dancing Man' nominated for VisitEngland Tourism Award
12-02-2018  Exclusive early-bird offers for Isle of Wight Pride published
06-02-2018  Take your Valentine to Love Island with Red Funnel Holidays
02-02-2018  Winners of 2017 myIsleofWight Awards announced
31-01-2018  Red Eagle's new look takes shape
16-01-2018  Winners shortlist revealed for 2017 My Isle of Wight Awards
08-01-2018  Kevin George appointed Group Chairman
05-01-2018  Red Funnel builds Board for the future
03-01-2018  2018 Charity of the Year Announced

Red Funnel celebrates International Women’s Day with ‘Women in Maritime’ pledge and executive board equality

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