More than one million passengers and 16,000 pets have chosen the Trimaran Route of Fred. Olsen Express, which links Agaete and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in its first year. This route is characterized by its comfort, thanks to the stability with which these trimarans sail, as well as its speed. Specifically, one of the aspects most valued by passengers is its punctuality, with 97.10% of the trips arriving on time or even ahead of schedule.
The Trimaran Route stands out for its energy efficiency, smoothness and stability during navigation, thanks to the incorporation of the new generation trimarans Bajamar Express and Bañaderos Express. These vessels are considered the most sophisticated at international level, as they are characterized by an innovative technology that allows them to adapt navigation to weather conditions.
During these first 12 months, the trimarans on the route have made 4,790 trips, covering a total of 172,242 nautical miles (319,418 km) between the two islands, offering an optimal travel experience and a service of maximum comfort.
The Trimaran Route vessels have also carried a total of 381,600 vehicles and 462,700 cargo units in this first year.
Celebrating the first anniversary of the Trimaran Route, Fred. Olsen Express offers a special promotion, between October 26 and November 2, with up to 30% discount and the option to accumulate triple Plus points with the company's loyalty system on tickets purchased to travel between Gran Canaria - Tenerife. Travelers taking advantage of this promotion will be able to enjoy the trip between the capital islands from November 15 to January 31, except for high occupancy schedules. More information.
An 'outstanding' route that stands out for its punctuality and smooth sailing.
As part of its quality policy, Fred. Olsen Express conducts satisfaction surveys among passengers, who have rated the Trimaran Route with an average of 9.01 out of 10 and a satisfaction level of 'outstanding' according to 77% of users.
The Fleet Director of Fred. Olsen Express Fleet Manager, Juan Ignacio Liaño, is satisfied with the balance of the first year: "One year ago we inaugurated the Trimaran Route as part of our commitment to sustainability and quality of transport service. Undoubtedly, the best recognition for this effort is the great acceptance by the passengers who have chosen us, 77% of whom have rated the service as outstanding. This result encourages us to continue innovating and investing to maintain our leadership in sustainability and high speed".
The incorporation of trimarans places Fred. Olsen Express as the pioneer company in the use of this type of ships, and positions the Canary Islands as a reference destination in sustainable maritime connectivity.
The Bajamar Express has been recognized as a significant ship of the year 2020 by the Royal Institution of Marine Engineers of the United Kingdom (RINA), one of the most important professional bodies in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of ships and marine structures. Specifically, the Bajamar Express was singled out for its sustainable materials that reduce fuel consumption, emissions and environmental impact.
For its part, the trimaran Bañaderos Express has received the Shippax Fast Ferry Award 2022 recognition for its commitment to sustainability, being considered "an integral part of the green future of travel and an efficient alternative to maritime traffic".