Brittany Ferries carried 2.6 million passengers on all routes last year, an increase of 1.4%.
It made a profit of €8 million on a total turnover of €442m.
The encouraging results come despite the pound being worth around 15% less than it was two years ago. That has proved challenging for a company whose income is generated in pounds sterling, with a cost-base in euros.
Further challenges have come from on-going Brexit uncertainty and the effect this is having on summer 2019 bookings.
Brittany Ferries’ success is largely built on British customers. In total, 85% of passengers come from the UK.
It has therefore used its 2018 results to reinforce an important message to French government: take urgent steps to ensure British holiday makers and freight move freely. The regions of north west France depend upon Brittany Ferries as a significant wealth generator.