Iscomar finally closing down

Spanish Iscomar stopped operating the ferry line Ciutadella - Alcudia on 11 September 2016. This cessation of the line has been officially announced this morning by the department responsible for the inter-lines of the Ministry of Land, Energy and Mobility of the Government of the Balearic Islands.
Iscomar has run the Mallorca - Menorca service with the ferry Nura Nova since 1998 and carried a total of 1.35 million passengers on an average of 535 trips annually.
Iscomar, suffering financial difficulties since 2009, has been forced to make this decision given the strong price competition in the Ciutadella - Alcudia line in recent years. The arrival of a third operator on the same line this summer ultimately rendered it unsustainable for this company.
The route Mallorca - Menorca is currently served by Baléaria and additionally by Trasmediterranea with a seasonal service.