"KAI expresses gratitude to all passengers that have trusted us for traveling during the Christmas and New Year (holiday) period," President Director of KAI Didiek Hartantyo noted in his statement here on Monday.
Hartantyo remarked that during that period, on average, KAI served 244,849 passengers per day.
The total passenger count of around 4.4 million recorded in this period showed an increase of 123 percent as compared to 1,980,269 passengers during the 2021 Christmas and 2022 New Year holiday period.
The 4,407,277 passengers comprised 2,320,614 passengers of long-distance trains and 2,086,663 passengers of local trains.
According to Hartantyo, the total number of passengers surpassed the target of 4,007,878 passengers by 10 percent.
Moreover, from a total of 5,382,932 seats provided, the occupancy rate during the 2022 Christmas and 2023 New Year holiday transportation period reached 82 percent.
The total number of train trips were recorded at 8,871 or an average of 492 trips per day, an increase of 31 percent as compared to the number recorded in the 2021 Christmas and 2022 New Year holiday period, at 6,757 train trips or an average of 375 trips per day.
The increase in passengers during the 2022 Christmas and 2023 New Year holiday transportation period was also influenced by an improvement in the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia.
"I want to convey appreciation to all staff of KAI and all stakeholders that were actively involved in the 2022/2023 Christmas and New Year Transportation posts, so that they (train trips) run safely, smoothly, and in control, with zero accidents," he remarked.
The excellent achievement clocked during the 2022 Christmas and 2023 New Year holiday transportation period is also apparent in terms of the on-time performance of train arrivals that reached 96 percent. This was caused by the improved transport planning program and increased operational performance.
"We will use this year's achievement as a motivation to continue to work hard extraordinarily by striving to make the target of KAI passengers return to normal condition," the KAI president director stated.
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Translator: Adimas Raditya, Raka Adji
Editor: Sri Haryati
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