70 percent train tickets for Christmas season already sold

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Seventy percent of the regular train tickets for travel during Christmas and New Year 2017 holidays have been already sold, Bambang Eko Martono, the Director of state railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia, said here on Monday.

"We are targeting 258 million passengers this year," Bambang Eko Martono stated.

"PT KAI will offer new additional train tickets that could be ordered on Tuesday (Nov 15) at 12 noon," he added.

PT KAI has will make available 13,892 additional train seats during the Christmas and New Year 2017 holiday period.

"We have made available 212,564 seats per day with 328 regular train trips and 28 additional train trips during Christmas and New Year holidays, about 11 percent more than last year," he noted.

The number of passengers travelling by train during the holiday season increased by six percent, from 4.3 million in 2015 to 4.5 million this year.

PT KAI estimates that revenue during the holiday season could increase up to 10 percent, compared to last years figure for the same period.(*)

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