According to a comprehensive study of all major carriers, published by CBS MoneyWatch and conducted by recognised travel site, WanderBat, Qatar Airways has been named the “World’s Most Dependable Airline”.

Qatar Airways was chosen to lead a select list of 22 international airlines based on on-time percentage, low cost to check bags, and average age of airline fleet.

The study highlighted Qatar Airways’ staggering on-time percentage, which “other airlines strive to reach,” as a major factor in the final tally.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Mr. Akbar Al Baker said, “We are pleased to once again be recognised as leaders in world aviation. Our unmatched dependability comes from an enduring commitment to serve our guests on-time, in comfort and with the hospitality-centric dedication and convenience they deserve. This study reinforced the importance of all of these points for world travellers. Qatar Airways is the model for the next-generation of international airlines,”.

The CBS/WanderBat study also made reference to Qatar Airways’ continued growth and renowned 5-star service and amenities, including Giorgio Armani kits with fragrances, earplugs, eye masks, socks and lotions for business and first class passengers.