With British Airways, Ryanair and Aer Lingus cancelling all flights today and heavy disruption expected to continue for at least the next several days, passengers are flocking to ferry services as an alternative to reach the UK and Ireland.
Below is the latest information on many of the main operators available on aferry.co.uk. Passengers are being advised to book in advance for any ferry service. The entire ferry industry's booking procedures are under immense strain at the moment, and this may have an impact when booking your tickets on aferry.co.uk. If this occurs please bear with us and try again, as all available tickets can be booked on aferry.co.uk.
LD Lines: Have seen unprecedented demand for the time of year, with 400% more traffic being carried than original bookings. Foot passenger space available on Portsmouth-Le Havre ferries and car space on Dover-Boulogne and Ramsgate-Ostend routes.
Irish Ferries: Have released statement saying "Don't panic - there's room for everyone". Their 12 daily crossings between the Holyhead-Dublin and Pembroke-Rosslare routes have good availability.
Stena Line: Ferries across the Irish Sea and on Harwich-Hook of Holland route have limited space available, until Thursday, prior booking essential. Extra space for foot passengers has been created to help with demand.
Brittany Ferries: There is very limited space on routes between Santander in northern Spain to the UK until the end of the month. Good availability between Roscoff and Plymouth, and good foot passenger availability from both Cherbourg and St Malo to Portsmouth. Service from Caen to Portsmouth is full today, but has space tomorrow.
P&O Ferries: Ferries between Calais and Dover are on time and have some limited space remaining today. Ferries to Hull have limited space but P&O advise to book first, and Irish Sea ferries from P&O have space available.
Eurotunnel: Eurotunnel services have space available and extra trains are being put on.