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Service quality and economic performance in the US airline business

    Nicole Kalemba Affiliation
    ; Fernando Campa-Planas Affiliation
    ; Ana Beatriz Hernández-Lara Affiliation
    ; Maria Victòria Sánchez-Rebull Affiliation

Abstract

In order to cover this goal, four quality indexes related to the airline industry, and two economic performance.


In order to cover this goal, four quality indexes related to the airline industry, and two economic performance indicators, revenues and return on investment (ROI), have been considered. Data from American airline companies from 2006 to 2013 have been used to determine if airlines’ profitability increases when service quality improves.


Considering the effects on airlines’ profitability, the results confirm the positive and significant influence of service quality on the ROI of the US airline companies. A non-significant effect was found for airline revenues in relation to quality


No previous research in this area has been done so these findings could encourage airline companies to invest in quality, since this policy can have a positive return on their profitability.

Keyword : air transportation, quality, airlines, economic performance, key performance indicators

How to Cite
Kalemba, N., Campa-Planas, F., Hernández-Lara, A. B., & Sánchez-Rebull, M. V. (2018). Service quality and economic performance in the US airline business. Aviation, 21(3), 102-110. https://doi.org/10.3846/16487788.2017.1378266
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