The story of ÆrøXpressen
On January 20, 2013, 150 years of ferry service between Marstal and Rudkøbing ended after a budget settlement in Ærø Municipality where they agreed to increase capacity on Ærøskøbing - Svendborg by moving the Marstal Ferry there.
Until then, the route had been regularly served since 1866. The Marstallers were not satisfied with the loss of their ferry, and so in June 2016, the shipping company ÆrøXpressen IVS was founded by a group of people with a maritime background.
In December 2016, the company became a public limited company ÆrøXpressen A/S, and today the company has over 1800 shareholders.
The great popular support is the reason why ÆrøXpressen today operates the route between Ærø and Langeland.
ÆrøXpressen A/S is a private company whose purpose is to operate the ferry route between Marstal and Rudkøbing.
Henrik Sindal Schlotfeldt, Director
The company has more than 1800 shareholders and a board consisting of 6 people, which are currently:
Claus Peter Skov, Chairman
Leif Jensen, Vice President
Boye Kromann, Board member
Bo Kristensen, board member
Michael Hansen, Member of the Board
Ole Jensen, board member
The board has been selected to cover as many competencies as possible within ferry services.
Facts about hybrid ferry ÆrøXpressen
Car and passenger ferry
Bureau Veritas - Ro-Ro Passenger Ship
Area of Operation
Denmark - South Funen Archipelago
Hvide Sande Ship Yard
Marstal - Rudkøbing
M/F “ÆrøXpressen” is registered under the Danish flag.
The safety language on board is DANISH / ENGLISH.