Qatar Airways took home three honours at the annual Skytrax 2013 World Airline Awards held during the Paris Air Show at LeBourget. The airline was awarded World's Best Business Class, World's Best Business Class Lounge and, for the second consecutive year, Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East. A proud Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker is presented with the Skytrax 2013 Best Business Class In The World award by CNN International anchor Richard Quest, flanked by cabin crew, at the Paris Air Show today. Qatar Airways won a total of three Skytrax World Airline awards this year.Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker is pictured with cabin crew after winning Skytrax's Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East award during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget. The World Airline Awards are a global benchmark of airline excellence. Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate testament for excellence in the airline industry. Travelers from over 160 countries take part each year in the world's largest airline passenger satisfaction survey to decide the award winners.The Doha-based airline, one of the fastest growing in the world, has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 125 aircraft to 128 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas.Qatar Airways has so far launched six destinations this year - Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Chicago (USA), Salalah (Oman) and Basra (Iraq) - the latter started on June 3. Over the next few months, the network will expand with the addition of further destinations - Sulaymaniyah, Iraq (August 20), Chengdu, China (September 3), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (September 18), Clark International Airport, Philippines (October 27) and Philadelphia, USA (2 April 2014).