Airline insurers are reviewing cover for aircraft involved in hostile acts as the industry faces its most expensive year since the 9/11 attacks in 2001, with annual losses set to pass $2bn. Senior insurance brokers have warned that some underwriters are demanding more than threefold increases in premiums for so-called “war” insurance policies. In response to the perception of higher risk, insurance companies are requesting details of flight paths and are considering withdrawing completely from providing certain types of cover for flights over conflict zones in the Middle East and parts of Africa. Ongoing conflict in Libya and Israel, together

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