Strikes at German airports

The German trade union has announced strikes of ground staff on Wednesday 27 April 2016 at the airports of Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund, and (partly) Hannover-Langenhagen....

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French Railways on strike

French Railways has announced a strike from 7pm on Monday 25 April 2016 to 8am on Wednesday 27 April 2016. This is part of a national strike of all French government services. Part...

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Brussels Charleroi Airport closed

Due to a shortage of air traffic controllers, Brussels Charleroi Airport will be closed today, 20 April 2016, until 11.30am. Too many Belgocontrol staff have reported ill. Belgocontrol has been suffering...

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Email breakdown KPN

Update 14:15 hrs: The breakdown at KPN is resolved, you can reach us by email again! Due to a technical failure at KPN, our offices at Hengelo and...

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Schiphol robot officially at work

At Schiphol Airport, a “socially aware” robot called Spencer is now officially at work, helping passengers. Spencer, commissioned by KLM, could be seen last year, practising his...

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Yellow fever in Africa

Currently, there is an outbreak of yellow fever in Central, Eastern and Western Africa, which seems to have started in Angola. Travellers to Africa must therefore get a vaccination...

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Strike air traffic control Belgium

Several flights from, to or via Belgium are cancelled today, April 13, 2016, because of a strike of the Belgian air traffic control. Many flights are canceled or delayed. It is...

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Strike air traffic control Italy

Tomorrow, April 9 2016, Italian air traffic control announced a strike from 8AM – 2PM. Flights to and from Italy may be canceled or delayed. For tomorrow Transavia already changed...

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Compensation for flight delays

Employers who incur extra expense due to lengthy delays on an employee’s business trip can get a refund from the airline under the Montreal Convention. This was...

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Strike Airport Athens

Tomorrow, April 7 2016, Athens International Airport announced a 24-hour strike. Flights to and from Athens will be canceled. For tomorrow KLM already canceled all the flights to the...

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Flights resume at Brussels Airport

Last Sunday, 3 April 2016, the first three flights took off from Brussels Airport since the recent situation. The airport has partially reopened and is gradually resuming its activities from a...

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Brussels Airport preparing to reopen

Over the past few days, extensive investigations have been carried out at Brussels Airport into the terminal’s infrastructure and various scenarios for a partial restart of air...

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Take part in our mini-survey!

Following the recent events in Brussels, we have drawn up a short survey of six questions. It gives you an opportunity to give us feedback on our communications in...

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Toulouse airport

This morning, the airport in Toulouse, France, was temporarily closed. Air traffic is gradually resuming, and there seem to be very few further delays.

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Update incidents Brussels

Update 11:40 hours: Following the incidents at various locations in Brussels this morning, everyone in Belgium is being advised to stay indoors. All train and air...

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Explosions at Brussels Airport

This morning, 22 March 2016, there were explosions at Brussels Airport and at two metro stations in the city centre of Brussels. What caused the explosions is not yet known....

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Sky-dining at Garuda Indonesia

From April until the end of June 2016, Garuda Indonesia will be serving meals created by a master chef for First Class and Business Class passengers on non-stop flights between...

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Tracking of aircraft to be improved

The ICAO, the international civil aviation organisation of the UN, has adopted measures that will make it easier to track the location of aircraft in distress. From 2021, all planes...

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Strike affects French railways

One of the unions of the SNCF (French railways) has announced that its members will be holding a strike on Wednesday, 9 March. As a result, passengers may experience inconvenience....

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Business travel by train

Increasingly, business travellers are taking the train from the Netherlands to destinations within Europe. A well-known provider of these train journeys is Thalys. Each day, from Monday to Friday, 14...

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Warning for Dutch citizens in Kenya

Due to an elevated terrorism threat level in Kenya, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a warning for all Dutch citizens staying in Kenya. Enhanced security measures...

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Tara Air plane accident

Today, 24 February 2016, a Tara Air plane came down in Nepal. The plane was on its way from Pokhara Nepal to Jomsom Nepal. The cause of the accident is not...

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Five more days of Flying Blue discount

Until Sunday 28 February 2016, KLM Flying Blue participants who live in the Netherlands can still benefit from a €150 discount on Leisure World Business Class tickets to a select number...

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Name change Dragonair

Dragonair, a sister company of Cathay Pacific, has changed its name to Cathay Dragon. Due to the name change, the Cathay Dragon aircraft will be provided with a new...

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EasyJet plans for hybrid aircraft

EasyJet is investigating the possibility of developing a hybrid aircraft that flies on hydrogen. The concept makes use of a hydrogen fuel cell in the hold, which stores the...

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Breakdown at KPN

Update: The telephone breakdown at KPN is resolved. You can now reach our Hengelo office by telephone again.

Due to...

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Expected blizzard East Coast USA

The East Coast of the United States, in particular Washington and New York, is expecting a big blizzard on Friday, 22 January 2016 and Saturday, 23 January 2016. Because of the expected snowfall...

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Train strike Belgian Railways

Due to a strike announced by the Belgian Railways, no trains will run to or from Belgium from 10pm on Tuesday, 5 January 2016 until 10pm on Thursday, 7 January 2016.

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Emirates to renew its fleet

The airliners in Emirates’ current fleet are on average more than 15 years old, and they are therefore due for renewal. In the coming year, Emirates will be replacing...

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New pricing structure at Lufthansa

Lufthansa, Austrian and Swiss Air have recently introduced a new pricing structure. Each segment comes with different conditions and is suitable for a different type of traveller. The new...

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Apple Watch winners!

In October and November, VCK Marine Travel was present at Offshore Energy 2015 and Europort 2015 – two trade fairs geared to the maritime and offshore industry. Visitors to our booth...

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Double Asia Miles with Cathay Pacific

Until 31 January 2016, members of Asia Miles will receive double Asia Miles on a Business Class round-trip flight from Amsterdam to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific. Cathay Pacific will double...

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EU blacklist of airlines updated

The European Commission has published an updated version of the EU’s blacklist of airlines. This list details all the airlines subject to an operational restriction or ban...

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New visa procedure for Canada

As of 15 March 2016, Dutch travellers who arrive in Canada by air should have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). At the moment, Dutch citizens do not need a visa...

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Iberia keeps offering more

British Airways partner company Iberia keeps expanding its offering. The airline already carries out flights to 19 destinations in the US and the Caribbean, and soon the 20th will be...

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Six new destinations for Aeroflot

Aeroflot has expanded its route network to include six new destinations in Kazakhstan. You can now transfer from Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow to return flights to Astana, Almaty, Aktau,...

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Philippine Airlines canceled flights

Between 15 and 21 November, Philippine Airlines will cancel 358 flights (78 international and 280 domestic flights) in connection with the APEC Summit in Manila. Travellers also need to be prepared for extra...

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Strike Lufthansa 6 till 8 November 2015

Lufthansa pilots will go on strike from November 6th till November 13th 2015. Flights will be cancelled. Flights operated by Lufthansa CityLine, Germanwings, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, SWISS and...

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Belgian rail strike

The Belgian rail union has announced that its members will be on strike on 19 October around Liège, and on 20 October around Antwerp. Travellers by train to, from...

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Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways has recently been voted the world’s best airline by the World Airline Awards 2015. Singapore Airlines takes second place, while last year’s winner, Cathay...

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Restaurant in the sky

Lufthansa is planning to offer its Business Class passengers a true restaurant experience by serving food and drink directly from the galley. Just like in a restaurant, passengers receive...

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Zakenreis bureau VCK Travel
Bomb attack Bangkok

Today, August 17,2015 there has been a bomb attack in the city centre of Bangkok. The attack took place near the Erawan temple a popular tourist attraction in Bangkok. Please...

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Airport Transit Visa for France

Since recently, travellers of Philippine or Central African Republic nationality who travel via France on a Marine or Offshore ticket are obliged to have an Airport Transit Visa (ATV)...

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Underground strike in London

On Wednesday 5 August 2015, after the rush hour (around 18:30), London Tube drivers will go on strike for 24 hours. This means you will not be able to use the London Underground....

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XIAMEN AIR
New Xiamen Airlines route

Xiamen Airlines has recently launched a new route, from Xiamen to Amsterdam. There will be three flights a week on this route – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The...

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Aeroflot opens business class lounge

Aeroflot has opened a business class lounge at the international Pulkovo Airport in Saint Petersburg. The lounge can accommodate 200 guests. Key features include changing rooms, showers, free Wi-Fi and...

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Vaccinations on location

In certain countries, the risk of catching an infectious disease is very real. Always make sure you’re well protected when you travel by obtaining the appropriate vaccinations...

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Use your time efficiently

As a business traveller, you probably spend a lot of time on planes or trains. Fortunately, more and more airlines and train operators are providing Wi-Fi on board. This...

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E-visa Kenya

As of today, Kenya will implement the e-visa. This means that travellers should apply for their visa in advance via the Read more

Four Indonesian airports closed

Several airports in Indonesia  have been shut down due a volcanic eruption in East Java. These include the international airport at Denpasar. The airport will stay closed until...

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