Since the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines MH17 there has been industry-wide chatter about whether aircraft insurance companies will increase fees, especially when airlines fly over war territories. “Currently we cannot say whether insurance companies will raise their fees,” Austrian Airlines CFO Heinz Lachinger told ATW in August, three weeks after the Boeing 777-200ER was shot down over Ukraine and crashed July 17, killing all 298 passengers and crew on board. “Austrian ...

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