Press Release & News Archive


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


13-12-2017  Red Funnel awarded coveted Investor in People Silver Accreditation
12-12-2017  12 Days of Christmas Offers launched
12-12-2017  Public invited to vote for 2018 Charity of the Year
12-12-2017  All aboard for Cowes Christmas Festival
20-11-2017  Red Hot Black Friday Sale Now On
20-11-2017  Solent Transport Partnership receives environmental recognition
14-11-2017  Construction of Red Jet 7 is ahead of schedule
10-11-2017  Isle of Wight Festival Early-Bird Offers on sale
31-10-2017  Red Funnel supports Island's first ever Comic Con event
18-10-2017  Half-term shenanigans on the Isle of Wight
29-09-2017  Prestigious Customer Experience Award for Red Funnel
28-09-2017  Red Funnel steps in to sponsor evening river crossings
26-09-2017  Major refurbishment announced for Red Eagle
14-09-2017  A service fit for a Queen!
13-09-2017  Red Funnel supports Age Friendly Island
13-09-2017  Winners announced for Red Funnel's Wight in Bloom 2017
07-09-2017  Hants residents encouraged to visit BBC Antiques Roadshow at Osborne
29-08-2017  Sail away with Red Funnel to the Island's first ever Eklectica Festival
29-08-2017  Tickets go sale to the 2017 Red Funnel Isle of Wight Literary Festival
23-08-2017  East Cowes Planning Inquiry rules in Red Funnel's favour
22-08-2017  Red Jet 7 order is £7m investment in the Isle of Wight Economy
21-08-2017  Ten Reasons to celebrate National Dog Day with Red Funnel
16-08-2017  Foodie Heaven at the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival
21-07-2017  New Adventure Films Launched
19-07-2017  Red Funnel title sponsors IW Literature Festival
06-07-2017  Award for Red Funnel Transport Partnership
03-07-2017  Red Funnel sponsor first ever IW Pride
30-06-2017  Business to be sold to consortium of UK & Canadian Pension Funds
29-06-2017  Red Jet 6 sets record time for circumnavigating the Isle of Wight
23-05-2017  New Signature Lounge Opens in Cross-Solent First
22-05-2017  Voting Opens for 2017 My Isle of Wight Awards
15-05-2017  RoSPA Order of Distinction for Health & Safety  
11-05-2017  Ongoing support pledged for Etchells Youth Academy
10-05-2017  Enterprise Rent-A-Car announced as preferred Rental Partner
09-05-2017  Red Funnel continues Sponsorship of Wight in Bloom
05-05-2017  Free Tickets in National Ferry Fortnight Offer
04-05-2017  May the Fourth Be With You!
04-05-2017  Red Funnel sponsors Southampton Sailing Week
03-04-2017  Cowes Cycle Hub Opens For Business
23-03-2017  New Isle of Wight trained apprentices join Red Funnel
07-03-2017  Red Funnel awarded Feefo Trusted Service Award
01-03-2017  New Cycle Hub planned for West Cowes
01-03-2017  Red Funnel teams up with Department of International Trade Roadshow
01-03-2017  Part planning approval of East Cowes terminal scheme welcomed
30-02-2017  Partnership with Steve Porter Transport Group enjoys continued success
13-02-2017  Red Jet 3 to be refitted on the Isle of Wight for the first time
10-02-2017  Red Funnel donations buy van for Ability Dogs 4 Young People
08-02-2017  Great value promised for families this February Half-Term
07-02-2017  Red Funnel increases support for Isle of Wight Day 2017
02-02-2017  Escape to the 'Isle of Love' this Valentine's
19-01-2017  Winners recognised in Red Funnel's 2016 My Isle of Wight Awards
17-01-2017  Pride as businesses shortlisted for a My Isle of Wight Award


23-12-2016  New home cooked winter-warmer menu launched
23-12-2016  Last chance for public to vote in 2016 My Isle of Wight Awards
14-12-2016  Hampshire & IW Air Ambulance is 2017 Charity of the Year
16-11-2016  Public asked to choose Red Funnel's 2017 Charity of the Year
03-11-2016  Return of the Red Funnel Cowes Christmas Festival
19-09-2016  Red Funnel nominated for Learning Outside the Classroom Award
10-09-2016  Red Funnel celebrates 155th brithday with treats for lucky customers
31-08-2016  Counting down to Bestival 2016
24-08-2016  August Bank Holiday Round-up
24-08-2016  Whitwell Village wells up for Red Jet 6
15-08-2016  Red Funnel enjoys successful Cowes Week
29-07-2016  Revised plans for East Cowes Ferry Terminal announced
25-07-2016  Strategic Partnership renewed with Steve Porter Transport Group
22-07-2016  Isle of Wight Summer bookings surge post Brexit 
17-06-2016  Island resident reunited with Red Funnel Captain who saved her life
08-06-2016  Red Jet 6 to be named on Monday 4th July 2016
26-05-2016  Extra Sailngs for May Bank Holiday Monday 
20-05-2016  Red Funnel honoured for Customer Service 
12-05-2016  Red Funnel nominated for five Customer Service Awards
19-04-2016  New name and new look for Southampton's CityLink bus service
18-04-2016  Locally Sourced Gourmet Dishes Feature in New Spring Menus
07-04-2016  Walk the Wight Packages & Travel Itineraries published
07-04-2016  Order for Distinction for Red Funnel in 2016 RoSPA Safety Awards
06-04-2016  All aboard for Red Funnel Night Rider & Night Runner Events
06-04-2016  Red Funnel launches Twizy Car Hire Packages
06-04-2016  Red Funnel sponsors Etchells Worlds Championship Cowes
06-04-2016  Red Funnel renews 'Wight in Bloom' Sponsorship
04-04-2016  Sleek new look revealed for Red Jet Fleet
31-03-2016  Red Funnel enhances cross-Solent Parcel Distribution
24-03-2016  Big savings with new ferry inclusive attraction packages
04-03-2016  Red Funnel supports 'Fight for the Wight'
04-03-2016  Tenner offer for National ferry Fortnight
01-03-2016  Red Funnel announces Acoustic Isle live music programme
26-01-2016  Charity of the Year 2016 announced
25-01-2016  New Southampton ferry terminal given green light
20-01-2016  Leading tourism business recognised in Red Funnel's 2015 MyIoW Awards
13-01-2016  Shortlist revealed for Red Funnel's 2015 My Isle of Wight Awards  
12-01-2016  Red Jet 6 construction progress update


23-12-2015  Make your favourite Island getaway a real winner
25-11-2015  Red Funnel reveals new autumn/winter menu for 2015
25-11-2015  See Double this Black Friday Weekend with Red Funnel
24-11-2015  Make it a Wight Christmas with Red Funnel
19-11-2015  Red Funnel opens applications for its Charity of the Year 2016
12-11-2015  Queen and Adam Lambert to headline the Isle of Wight Festival
02-11-2015  Red Jet 6 progress update
23-10-2015  Local Island musician to play exclusive gig on Red Funnel ferry
12-10-2015  ServiceMark Accreditation from Institute of Customer Services
22-09-2015  Launch of My Red Funnel Rewards Loyalty Scheme
22-09-2015  Time is running out for IW Festival Early Bird Tickets
18-09-2015  Red Funnel reports positive 2015 season
16-09-2015  Red Funnel sponsors sailor's first trans-Atlantic race
07-08-2015  My Red Funnel Rewards Loyalty Scheme announced
28-07-2015  New £600k Self-serve Ticket Kiosks go live
28-07-2015  Red Funnel shortlisted for Ferry Operator of the Year
27-07-2015  New FREE Wi-Fi solution includes Red Jet fleet
15-07-2015  12 years of suppport for Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
14-07-2015  Cowes is the place to be this August for AAM Cowes Week
03-07-2015  The Early Bird Catches the Worm!
25-06-2015  Red Funnel wins Workplace Wellbeing Charter award
19-06-2015  Half-century of service for Red Funnel deck mate
05-06-2015  Customer feedback could save lives
27-05-2015  New Red Jet will be built in UK at East Cowes, Isle of Wight
13-05-2015  Red Funnel brings MondoMix Festival to the Isle of Wight
12-05-2015  Pearl Izumi Cycle Tour Series heads to Bicycle Island
24-04-2015  Are you up for Walk the Wight 2015?
23-04-2015  Another prestigious Health & Safety Award for Red Funnel
22-04-2015  Red Funnel Q1 2015 trading update
21-04-2015  Red Funnel nominated for top Group Travel Award
15-04-2015  Calling all Culture Vultures
07-04-2015  Red Funnel lends expertise to STEMNET Hovercraft Challenge
07-04-2015  Female ferry officer inspires young women
26-03-2015  New Look Red Osprey re-enters service
25-03-2015  Red Funnel presented with marketing award
20-03-2045  New spring menus earn Wight Marque Gold status 
19-03-2015  Best tourism businesses recognised in 2014 MyIsleofWight Awards
04-03-2015  All aboard for Spring Open Day
02-03-2015  Nominations announced for MyIsleofWight Awards 2014
19-02-2015  30,000 votes cast in Red Funnel's 2014 myisleofwight Awards
16-02-2015  Red Funnel Response to News of Wightlink Sale
11-02-2015  Discover an Island of antiques
09-02-2015  Live Lounge sessions to coincide with Acoustic Isle 2015
04-02-2015  FREE Champagne for Romantic Couples
02-02-2015  Party for customer of over 50 years
27-01-2015  £500k investment in new ticketing technology
24-01-2015  Red Eagle rescues yachtsmen
22-01-2015  Red Funnel offer tickets & travel to Common People festival
21-01-2015  More sailings announced following a record 2014


02-12-2014  Red Funnel confirms UKSA as charity of the year
24-11-2014  Anchors away for pupils who learnt to sail a superyacht 
21-11-2014  Isle of Wight Festival early bird tickets on sale 
17-11-2014  Later Red Jet Sailings Announced
31-10-2014  Red Funnel Praised for Eco Efforts at Awards
15-10-2014  Red Funnel welcomes Ministerial Review
02-10-2014  Managers go Back to the Floor for Nat. Customer Service Week
22-09-2014  Green Light Given to Red Osprey Refurbishment
22-08-2014  Red Funnel Staff go Beach Cleaning
21-08-2014  New Fleet & Technical Director Appointed
18-08-2014  Green Fingered Islanders in Wight in Bloom 2014 Awards
15-08-2014  Red Funnel Encourages Next Generation of Engineers
22-07-2014  Additional Summer Sailings Announced
18-07-2014  Red Funnel surprises would-be Engineer
18-07-2014  Winners of 2013 My Isle of Wight Awards Announced
17-07-2014  Hampshire Cricket & Red Funnel unite to promote Test Match
07-07-2014  Red Funnel welcomes the Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP
17-06-2014  Red Funnel hails 2014 IW Festival a major success
16-06-2014  Red Funnel marks 18 years of low-sulphur fuel use
22-05-2014  Gus Mckechnie completes 50k mile Red Funnel cycle ride  
15-05-2014  4th President’s Award for Occupational Health & Safety
06-05-2014  Red Funnel experiences bumper Easter Holiday traffic
10-04-2014  Southampton's CityLink Bus Service saved by Red Funnel
25-03-2014  Red Funnel customers raise funds to help restore TT Calshot 
13-03-2014  New Booking Deposit Scheme Launched
12-03-2014  Innovative technology for new look Red Falcon
11-03-2014  Help for Isle of Wight Job Seekers
10-03-2014  Red Funnel to rescue Wight in Bloom Competition
03-03-2014  Discounts for car-size vans & larger vehicles 
13-01-2014  Good news for Pet Owners


10-11-2009  Christmas and New Year Island Escapes
05-11-2009  Wight Vantastic
29-10-2009  Red Funnel's Winter Timetable
14-10-2009  OFT Market Findings into Isle of Wight Ferry services
08-10-2009  Isle of Wight Walking Weekend with Red Funnel
07-10-2009  Red Funnel announces structural review
15-09-2009  Red Funnel and IBM announce news of "Twittering Ferries"
14-09-2009  Autumn Breaks on the Isle of Wight
17-08-2009  Bank Holiday events & deals with Red Funnel 
27-07-2009  Experience the IOW Garlic Festival with Red Funnel
21-07-2009  Hi 5 - Red Jet 5 is officially named
06-07-2009  Red Funnel organises birthday surprise for loyal customer
02-07-2009  Summer Madness - Tickets available from Red Funnel 
30-06-2009  Credit Crunch Cowes Events 
18-06-2009  Car Ferry Fares from under £10 per person this summer!
12-06-2009  OFT Market Study findings into Isle of Wight Ferry Services
20-05-2009  Red Funnel supports the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline
14-05-2009  Red Funnel says farewell to Red Jets 1 & 2 
13-05-2009  Days Out with Red Funnel from just £6.50 
06-05-2009  New Red Jet to join the Hi-Speed fleet
07-04-2009  50% off match day travel for fans
02-04-2009  Meet Friendly Zoo Bugs on Red Funnel Ferries
31-03-2009  Fantastic Ferry Fares to Isle of Wight Scooter Rally
24-03-2009  Red Funnel announces more sailings
18-03-2009  Red Funnel Easter Challenge Regatta
17-03-2009  Easter deals with Red Funnel
14-03-2009  Pixies make their only UK Festival appearance at IW Festival 
13-03-2009  Isle of Wight Ferries get Red Noses!
06-03-2009  The night is Young. Neil Young to play the Isle of Wight Festival 
05-03-2009  Red Funnel appoint new Chief Executive
27-02-2009  Massive Attack and Kraftwerk to headline Bestival 2009 
09-02-2009  Kids go Free with Red Funnel this Half Term
05-02-2009  Win £10,000 with the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Treasure Hunt
21-01-2009  Friday night's Isle of Wight Festival line-up announced 
14-01-2009  Red Funnel joins forces with IKEA
07-01-2009  New youth & small group fares announced