Private airline Jet Airways added 22 new flights per week across its domestic network on Monday, including a daily flight between Kozhikode and Bengaluru.

The service becomes only the second direct flight available from Kozhikode to Bengaluru. The afternoon jet is expected to have a flight time of around one hour and comes as a major boon to travellers from northern Kerala to the Karnataka capital.

As part of the new schedule, the airline will launch daily flights between Kolkata-Lucknow, Nagpur-Delhi and Kozhikode-Bengaluru among others. The new flights are part of Jet Airways' strategy of connecting Tier II cities with metros via direct flights, said a release from the airline.

The new services will commence operations from May 1. Jet Airways said it will also introduce additional frequencies on the Delhi-Amritsar and Mumbai-Kolkata sectors.

The airline will also boost capacity on the New Delhi-Bengaluru and New Delhi-Bhopal routes with by deploying wide-body Airbus A330 and Boeing 737 services. The season will also see Jet Airways becoming the first Indian airline to connect Aizawl to Mumbai via Kolkata.

(with PTI inputs)