Australian low-cost carrier JetStar is also looking forward to a bumper 2011 in Asia, with new direct services and an expected increase in Asian region tourism.

JetStar recently launched direct flights between Melbourne and Singapore, and will add direct Auckland-Singapore flights in March 2011. The airline says it is now the largest low-cost operation at Singapore’s Changi Airport and intends for its new routes to grow, with outbound tourism from Australia to Singapore and JetStar Asia’s 22 other destinations all increasing in the previous year.

The airline already flies eight Airbus A330 planes on its long haul routes and has ordered another three. It also hopes to attract more Asian tourists back to Australia as well, hinting at the possibility of a triangular service such as Singapore-Auckland-Melbourne at some stage in the future.

source & article: The Australian