Qatar Airways has been recognised in three of the top awards at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards, including winning World’s Best Business Class for the second year in a row.

Qatar Airways was also voted runner-up in the Airline of the Year category.

In total, Qatar Airways won three awards – World’s Best Business Class, which it has now won three times and two years consecutively, Best Airline in the Middle East for the eighth time and Best Business Class Airline Lounge for the second time consecutively.

Commenting on the awards, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker said: “Qatar Airways is focused on providing the best quality product and service for our passengers, and we are very proud to have Skytrax recognise our airline, our people and our products via these awards. We strive to set the highest standards in the global airline industry and our young fleet helps us deliver the finest five-star service in the sky.”

Skytrax is acknowledged around the world for being the only truly global, independent aviation industry monitor. Results of the 2014 World Airline Awards are derived from millions of passenger surveys involving travellers from 160 different countries.

Qatar Airways is a core part of the Farnborough Air Show 2014, with three aircraft on display – the Airbus A350 and A320 and a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The A350 is featuring in the flying display, while the latter two are on static display.