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Gestaş added Balıkesir 10 and Aysu to its fleet

Gestaş Marine Transportation added 2 more ships to its fleet for the Eid al-Adha. The number of ships increased from 2 on the Kabatepe-Gökçeada line to 3, and the number of ships on the Çanakkale-Eceabat-Kilitbahir line increased from 6 to 7.

Holidaymakers, who combined the 15th of July Democracy and National Unity Day with the Feast of Sacrifice, formed long queues at the Çanakkale ferry ports.

While the density of holidaymakers started on the Çanakkale Strait Line, Gökçeada and Bozcaada Islands Line, Gestaş announced that it added 2 more ships to its fleet due to the density in Maritime Transportation.

While sailing on the Çanakkale Strait and Islands Line with 19 car ferries, 1 Ro-Ro and 1 sea bus, the ships named Balıkesir with a carrying capacity of 120 vehicles and Aysu with a capacity of 80 vehicles were added to their fleets for rent during the Eid al-Adha holiday. included.

With the inclusion of these 2 ships in the fleet, the number of ships on the Gökçeada-Kabatepe Line increased from 2 to 3. Another ship was included in the ships serving on the Dardanelles Strait Line.

Çanakkale-Kilitbahir line, which is one of the points where the density of holidaymakers is experienced. After the ground reinforcement work carried out in Kilitbahir Orta Port, it started to serve again. Vehicle density is tried to be reduced by carrying out additional voyages with large ferries with a capacity of 70 vehicles, in addition to 4 ships operating on the Çanakkale-Kilitbahir Line, which is preferred especially by passengers with automobiles as it is the shortest point of the Bosphorus.

While online tickets, which give holidaymakers the opportunity to guarantee their place on the ferry, are in high demand for Eid al-Adha, it has been announced that tickets from Kabatepe to Gökçeada and from Geyikli to Bozcaada are already sold out.


While the number of voyages on the islands lines has increased considerably, there will be 30 voyages per hour on the Geyikli-Bozcaada Line in the morning, noon and evening hours, and 30 voyages will be carried out on the Kabatepe-Gökçeada Line, which is made with 3 ships.


On the Avşa-Erdek-Marmara Islands Line, which is another route where holidaymakers are concentrated, 3 tours, which have been continuing since the beginning of the summer season, will continue during the Sacrifice Festival.


The opinions expressed herein are the author’s and not necessarily those of News2Sea.

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