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KAI’s luxury train to entice rich travelers

  • Farida Susanty

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 13 2018   /  12:09 am

Cozy journey: Passengers enjoy the luxury sleeper car of a train in Jakarta bound for their hometowns on Tuesday. State-owned railway company PT Kereta Api Indonesia operates the luxury car, which consists of 18 seats. It is part of the train that plies the Argo Bromo Anggrek Jakarta-Surabaya route. (Antara/Galih Pradipta)In Indonesia, trains are not regarded as a luxurious means of transportation, as long-distances rail journeys can be quite an ordeal.

While lower and middle-income passengers are resigned to the long travel times and discomfort, those with greater purchasing power opt for the quicker air travel instead.

State railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI), however, is now targeting wealthier passengers with its most luxurious sleeper car service.

The sleeper car’s facilities are similar to those provided in an aircraft’s business class, with a p...