PurposeThis study aims to empirically analyse the determinants of airline passenger loyalty in the high-frills Indonesian airline industry. The interrelationships among passenger loyalty, customer engagement, customer satisfaction, brand image, perceived value and service quality are identified and discussed.Design/methodology/approachThe perceptions of 250 Indonesian airline passengers were used to examine the interrelationships among the constructs. The data set was analysed using confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modelling.FindingsThe empirical results demonstrate that customer engagement has the most influential effect on passenger loyalty, followed by customer satisfaction. Customer satisfaction has the largest total effect on customer engagement. Service quality, perceived value and customer satisfaction also indirectly affect customer loyalty through mediation.Originality/valueThe integration of the customer engagement construct with the other important marketing constructs comprehensively explains the role of customer engagement on customer loyalty. The effects of the important marketing constructs on customer loyalty are not only explained in the direct relationships but also in indirect relationships through mediation.
International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences – Emerald Publishing
Published: Mar 20, 2017