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Jakarta Post

KAI’s Idul Fitri holiday revenue up 13 percent

  • Farida Susanty

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 5 2018   /  03:06 am

State railway company PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) booked Rp 595 billion (US$41.4 million) in revenue during this year’s Idul Fitri holiday season, an increase of 13 percent compared to the same period last year, on the back of increased demand for railway transportation.During the Idul Fitri holiday season, which lasted 22 days (10 days before and after Idul Fitri on June 15-16), the railway company provided full services for homebound travelers.“The demand was really high for railway transportation. However, whether or not all passengers could be carried really depended on the available facilities,” KAI president director Edi Sukmoro said recently.KAI managed to provide 393 trips daily during the mass exodus season, 40 trips of which were additional services provided by the company.The overall seat capacity also increased by 3.5 percent to 236,210 during this year’s holiday se...