Condor granted a five year temporary extension to their operating license.
|Economic Development Minister Alan McClean|
What "further negotiations " are necessary? What further considerations need to be considered? The ships are dirty and grubby, the reclining seats are mostly broken and remain un repaired. The service is unreliable, and that is not only due to the weather. The cost of traveling on Condor is extortionate. What more is there to understand or talk about?
Another report in today's channelonline.tv states that the number of visitors to Jersey has declined by 40% since 2000. Taking into consideration that more the 70% of Jersey visitors come from mainland UK, it is not unreasonable to assume that the cost of travel to the Island is a significant contribution to the falling tourist numbers.
Under these circumstances, the decision to grant Condor a, " five year temporary extension to their operating license", to allow further negotiations to continue is incredible.