The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has this week launched online advance bookings for TT 2009.

By visiting STEAM-PACKET.COM/TT passengers can now get information and book tickets for sailings from 27 May to 17 June, in time for the start of Practice Week on 30 May 2009.

Customers can book their tickets by paying a non-refundable deposit of £20 for any vehicle type or £10 for foot passenger travel.  Sailing times and total fare will be confirmed to each passenger by 31 January, with the final balance due by 28 February.

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is providing this pre-booking facility in order to cater for the huge demand over the TT period.  Chief Executive, Mark Woodward said: “We understand that many people, while currently enjoying this year’s TT festival, are already looking toward their trip next year.   This advance booking system ensures that the high demand is met and that our customers can make other arrangements safe in the knowledge that their seats are booked for the 2009 festivities”.