RED Funnel is set to have an extra 16 vehicle ferry sailings per week between East Cowes and Southampton next summer.

The ferry company has published its new timetables which comes takes place from October 30 and run until November 4 next year.

The extra sailings on the summer timetable will come into effect from March 29, 2019.

The new summer timetable follows a period of consultation in which 83 per cent of customers preferred a proposal which has now been implemented.

The new timetable is available to book online or by phone from today (October 10).

Customers who are able to book in advance will get the lowest available vehicle fares at their preferred sailing times and bookings made in 2018 for travel in 2019 will be at this year’s prices.

Furthermore, any vehicle booking made more than a month in advance can be secured with just a £25 deposit – the balance is required 30 days before departure.

In addition, My Reward members will receive loyalty points which can be saved to fund future bookings, Signature Lounge upgrades, priority loading/unloading or pay for food & beverage purchases.