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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Financial turmoil in Greece

Are you planning a business trip to Greece in the near future? Be prepared and keep a close eye on any changes in the country’s financial situation....

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Eindhoven Airport is expanding

Eindhoven Airport has recently announced major plans for improving its surrounding area and the airport’s accessibility. This includes a public transport terminal and a Kiss & Ride...

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Economy Flex and SkyPriority benefits

Business travellers whose organisation has a corporate contract with KLM now enjoy extra Economy Flex benefits when travelling within Europe with a changeable ticket (change fees included in Y,...

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Chat with us via WhatsApp!

WhatsApp is a fun, easy and convenient way to communicate. That’s why we’re now running a WhatsApp pilot for VCK Travel’s business clients....

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Surcharge LH Group of €16

From 1 September 2015, the Lufthansa Group will be imposing a surcharge of €16 on reservations made via a Global Distribution System (GDS). Since TMC’s (like VCK Travel)...

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Gdansk Airport closed

Gdansk Airport (Poland) will be closed next weekend, from Saturday June 13, 00:00 to Monday June 15, 05:00. This means there will be no flights to or from Gdansk Airport during...

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New KLM destinations

KLM has recently added Bogotá to its destinations. In May, another five destinations were added in Europe, the United States and Canada. KLM now flies directly to Edmonton,...

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Airline fleet ages

The aviation sector is strong in innovation and developing new technologies. For example, new navigation and communication systems are being developed, and airlines are looking for alternative fuels and...

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Discounts on KLM Business Class tickets

Until 9 June 2015, KLM is offering substantial discounts on Business Class tickets to various destinations, including Rio de Janeiro, New York and Johannesburg. Tickets can be booked until 9 June 2015 and...

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Later boarding with KLM

As of 3 June 2015, you will be able to board later for KLM flights that depart from Schiphol Airport. This is thanks to the new central security filters at the...

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Crease-free travelling

Keeping your suits neat while travelling can be tricky. If you fold them up to pack in your suitcase, you’ll usually end up with creases. The Read more

German railway strikes tomorrow

A part of Deutsche Bahn railway staff has announced a strike for Wednesday morning 20 May 2015, as of 2am. The duration of the strike is not known. Travellers should be...

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New central security at Schiphol Airport

As of 3 June 2015, Schiphol Airport will introduce central security filters for passengers travelling to non-Schengen destinations. In the new situation, these passengers will be checked at central security locations....

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Top 60 of safest airlines

The Jet Airlines Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC) recently published its Airline Safety Ranking 2015. Global leader is Cathay Pacific, followed by Emirates, EVA Air and Air Canada. KLM is...

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“Doctor Connect” service

KLM Health Services recently launched a new service for business travellers called “Doctor Connect”. With a subscription to this service, you can contact a doctor from KLM...

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KLM Smartwatch App

If you have a Smartwatch, you can check your travel schedule using the KLM smartwatch app as soon as you have made your reservation. Just install the KLM app...

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TAP Portugal pilots on strike

TAP Portugal pilots have announced a strike from 1 to 10 May 2015. Flights to and from Schiphol Airport will probably not be affected. Flights that may be cancelled or delayed are...

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Free KLM bus service

On 1 May 2015, KLM airline will introduce a free bus service for passengers wishing to travel from the Nijmegen and Arnhem region to Schiphol Airport. The bus service will provide...

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Air traffic control strike in Italy

On Tuesday 21 April 2015, air traffic controllers in Italy will be on strike between 1pm and 5pm. Strikes will be held at the following airports in Italy: Abruzzo, Ancona Falconara,...

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Travel safety tips

Being well-prepared for your trip will help to prevent many problems. The more you know about your destination, the safer your journey will be. The Global Business Travel Association ...

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Dynamic Pricing leads to higher prices

These days, travellers are frequently confronted with changing ticket conditions and variable prices. A good example of this is KLMʼs Dynamic Pricing: ticket prices depend on the season...

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Germanwings passenger plane accident

This morning (24 March 2015), an Airbus A320 of airline GermanWings came down in the south of France. The plane, which could seat 174 passengers, was on its way from Barcelona to...

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