Several local news sources suggest this story could develop as this line gives competition to the route being opened by Levante later this month with speculation about competion on the Pessada – Zante route.
We will update if anything tangible comes from the nebulous data at the moment.
IONION P LINES announces that in collaboration with the Municipality of Messolonghi , the vessel ITHAKI DIAMOND will operate on a daily basis from May 2019 connecting the city of Messolonghi with the islands of Kefalonia and Ithaca.
The company has already filed the relevant file with the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and despite the rumoured intention to subsidise the line by the Ministry, it will not seek to do so, because it hopes that with the appropriate planning of lunges by Astakos (a line that is continuously served since 2006) and Messolonghi can make both lines viable.
We consider the cooperation of the Municipality of Messolonghi and the wider region to be satisfactory in order to satisfy in the best possible way the long-term desire of the inhabitants and institutions.
We consider our obligation to personally thank the Mayor of the City of Messolonghi for the excellent cooperation that has led to the present result.
From the company.
Ionion P. Shipping Company
Tel 26710 91280 Fax 26710 91286