Hainan looking for partners (can you apply?), flybe isn’t so fly, Hyatt comes to Addis Abeba and Air China cools on Australia

Posted on January 14, 2019 by in Travel Deals

– Hainan Airlines is considering joining an alliance and has those documents leaked quietly – but at this point who would take them?

– another airline goes bust has been taken over – this time it is flyBe – it is certainly not a good time to start/ run an airline in 2018/2019

– the Hyatt Regency Addis Abeba is now open

However no bookings can be made via the Hyatt website yet. Meskel Square isn’t my favorite neighborhood but Addis is a rather safe place (and a very interesting one too).

– Air China is dropping their Shanghai to Sydney service

Airfares between China and Australia have been dropping like flies lately and even Hainan now sells $270 Round Trip tickets from Australia to China (and similar prices the other way around).

Maybe the first major wave of Chinese outbound travelers to Australia is over?