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New World First Ferry Services Limited (“First Ferry”) receives the extension of licences to operate outlying-island ferry routes (Central-Mui Wo, Central-Cheung Chau and Inter Islands) as well as inner harbour ferry routes (North Point-Hung Hom and North Point-Kowloon City) by Transport Department. The new licences of operating Mui Wo and inner harbour ferry routes will be coming into effect as of 1 April 2017 while the remaining two routes will become effective on 1 July 2017.

 

During the previous 3-year licence period, despite continuing inflationary pressures and rising operating costs, First Ferry has tried hard to keep fares stable. In this new licence period, in view of the uncertainty of rebounding oil prices coupled with a severe manpower shortage in the market that necessitated a considerable increase in remuneration package to retain current employees and to attract young people to this industry by providing maritime training, First Ferry has to adjust the fares.

 

The average fare adjustment for the adult single journey fare of inner harbour routes is to increase by HK$1 (please refer to Appendix 1 for the detailed new fare tables); fare adjustment for the adult single journey fare of Cheung Chau route is to increase ranging from HK$0.4 to HK$1.6; the fare adjustment for the adult single journey fare of Mui Wo route is to increase ranging from HK$0.7 to HK$2; while the adult single journey fare of Inter-islands route is to increase by HK$0.6 under the new fare. (Please refer to Appendix 2, Appendix 3 and Appendix 4 for the detailed new fare tables)

 

In order to strengthen its services in this new licence period, First Ferry will upgrade fleet facilities, and increase the carrying capacity of its fleet out of the difficulty of recruiting crewmembers by adding about 20 seats on each of its 403-seater fast ferries . Besides, to respond to the appeal of setting up Special Passage for Cheung Chau commuters, First Ferry is working with related governmental departments on the implementation of the Monthly Ticket Passages for "Central-Cheung Chau" Route targeted to be launched in the second half of 2017 and reviewing the technical feasibility of accepting other tickets’ holders to use the Passage.

 

In the meantime, three-year licence extension of the North Point and Joss House Bay ferry route is granted to First Ferry.

 

For enquiries, please call our Customer Service Hotline at 2131 8181, visit First Ferry website at www.nwff.com.hk or “First Ferry” mobile app.

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Appendix 1


New Fare Table of North Point - Hung Hom - Kowloon City Ferry Service

(Effective from 1 April 2017)


North Point - Hung Hom

AdultHK$7.5
Senior, Child, DisabledHK$3.8


Monthly TicketHK$300.0


North Point - Kowloon City

AdultHK$7.5
Senior, Child, DisabledHK$3.8


Monthly TicketHK$300.0


* Senior Citizen aged 65 or above, Child aged between 3 and under 12 years old & Holder of Registration Card for People with Disabilities

The above fares are not applicable to the HKSAR Government’s "Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly and Eligible Persons with Disabilities”.



Appendix 2

New Fare Table of Central – Mui Wo Ferry Service

(Effective from 1 April 2017)

Mondays to Saturdays

 

Ordinary Ferry

Fast Ferry

Ordinary Class

Deluxe Class

Adult

HK$15.9

HK$26.2

HK$31.3

*Senior, Child, Disabled

HK$8.0

HK$13.1

HK$15.7


Sundays & Public Holidays

 

Ordinary Ferry

Fast Ferry

Ordinary Class

Deluxe Class

Adult

HK$23.5

HK$38.4

HK$44.9

*Senior, Child, Disabled

HK$11.8

HK$19.2

HK$22.5


Monthly TicketHK$554

* Senior Citizen aged 65 or above, Child aged between 3 and under 12 years old & Holder of Registration Card for People with Disabilities

The above fares are not applicable to the HKSAR Government’s "Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly and Eligible Persons with Disabilities”.



Appendix 3

New Fare Table of Central – Cheung Chau Ferry Service

(Effective from 1 July 2017)

Mondays to Saturdays

 

Ordinary Ferry

Fast Ferry

Ordinary Class

Deluxe Class

Adult

HK$13.6

HK$21.3

HK$26.8

*Senior, Child, Disabled

HK$6.8

HK$10.7

HK$13.4


Sundays & Public Holidays

 

Ordinary Ferry

Fast Ferry

Ordinary Class

Deluxe Class

Adult

HK$20.2

HK$31.0

HK$38.8

*Senior, Child, Disabled

HK$10.1

HK$15.5

HK$19.4


Monthly TicketHK$532

* Senior Citizen aged 65 or above, Child aged between 3 and under 12 years old & Holder of Registration Card for People with Disabilities

The above fares are not applicable to the HKSAR Government’s "Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly and Eligible Persons with Disabilities”.



Appendix 4

New Fare Table of Inter-islands Ferry Service

(Effective from 1 July 2017)

AdultHK$13.4
*Senior, Child, DisabledHK$6.7

* Senior Citizen aged 65 or above, Child aged between 3 and under 12 years old & Holder of Registration Card for People with Disabilities

The above fares are not applicable to the HKSAR Government’s "Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly and Eligible Persons with Disabilities”.