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NLC Ferry Ab Oy   I  Press release  I  08-2022 I   26.8.2022

First anniversary of Aurora Botnia

Wasaline’s new ferry Aurora Botnia entered service between Vaasa, Finland and Umeå, Sweden exactly a year ago, on August 28th, 2021. The ferry has exceeded all expectations despite travel restrictions and disruptions caused by the pandemic. Aurora Botnia is a remarkable vessel and one of the most energy efficient passenger ferries in the world. The new ferry has helped Wasaline to break both passenger and freight records month by month. The future of this sea route between Finland and Sweden looks brighter than ever before.

Wasaline celebrates Aurora Botnia’s first anniversary with a prominent offer on passenger cruises. During week 35 customers can book a day cruise at half price from Wasaline website. Travel period for this campaign ends on November 17th. With this offer we wish to thank our loyal passengers, who have helped us to establish the company and supported it during challenging times.

“We have had a very successful first year with Aurora Botnia despite the turbulent situation. Feedback from both passengers and freight customers has been positive and the operational functionality of the ferry has met all expectations. Even with a lot of new technology onboard we have had very few technical issues. At this time, we would like to thank all our passengers and freight customers for the past year”, says Peter Ståhlberg, Managing Director of Wasaline.

During the first year of service Aurora Botnia has transported 250 000 passengers, almost 50 000 vehicles, and over 22 000 cargo units. The sales of hotel bookings through Wasaline has been good both in Vaasa and Umeå. In the Summer of 2022 Wasaline reported record number of hotel stays and travel volumes have recovered to pre-pandemic level.

For further information:

Catarina Fant, Director Brand and Communications
[email protected]
tel: +358 46 921 5811

Wasaline is the northernmost shipping company that transports passengers and cargo daily between Vaasa, Finland and Umeå, Sweden. Wasaline’s new vessel, Aurora Botnia, is the most environmentally friendly passenger ferry in the world.