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Railink Targets Transportation of 1.3 Million Airport Passengers

14 Mar 2019

JAKARTA - PT Railink targets to be able to transport 1.3 million airport train passengers this year. The target means that it will increase compared to 2018 and as many as 800,000 passengers.

PT Railink Fitri's Vice President Commercial Passanger Kusumo Wardhani said that currently there is a new airport train occupancy of 20% every day. In order to boost train occupancy, the Soekarno Hatta Airport Railroad operator PT Railink provides special prices or discounts to employees of Garuda Indonesia Group. It is expected that with this cooperation Railink can increase around 10-20% of airport train occupancy. "Indeed, last year (2018) is still new and we are conducting socialization, this year it can improve. The expectation is to increase by 10-20% of occupancy. Hopefully, together with Garuda and the group, we can increase airport train occupancy, "Fitri said at a press conference in Jakarta yesterday. He explained, one series of airport trains had 272 seats, the number of seats filled only reached 55 people at a time.

The calculation is in accordance with airport train occupancy which is only 20%. However, regarding how many discounts were given, both parties still did not give a statement. Certainty the discount is not up to 50%. The company will continue to develop airport trains following the number of physical passengers and services to the public. "We can't call the discount, just the figure is below 50%. Later we will give internal announcements to all employees, "he said. PT Garuda Indonesia VP Human Capital Heri Akhyar said that the discount given would be expected to provide more benefits for employees.

"This corporate member collaboration in addition to providing alternative transportation for employees, can also provide more benefits for employees," said Heri. Previously, Minister of Transportation (Menhub) Budi Karya Sumadi believes that the number of passengers or occupancy of airport railroad trains will increase by more than 60% when operated until Manggarai Station around the end of March. At present the airport train stops until Dukuh Atas Station. With the operation of the airport train to Manggarai Station, it is believed that it will make it easier for the Jabodetabek community to head to the largest airport in Southeast Asia.

"The airport train, which used to be in Upper Hamlet, will soon be operated until Manggarai Station, all transports from Depok, Bekasi, can be replaced at that location so that airport trains can be" point to point, "he said.

Journalist: Hafid Fuad