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Cathay Pacific reaches agreement with private insurance company

24 Sep 2001

Cathay Pacific Airways today reached an agreement with a private insurance company enabling it to continue to operate as normal despite the reduced coverage provided by international insurance companies. The agreement will increase the third party war risk insurance available to Cathay Pacific to an adequate level for the company to continue operations.

The agreement also covers Air Hong Kong and a number of other Cathay Pacific subsidiaries including Hong Kong Airport Services (HAS) and Cathay Pacific Catering Services (CPCS).

During the last few days the Hong Kong Government has been making parallel arrangements to ensure the transport industry would not be disrupted if this insurance arrangement could not be finalised in time to meet the deadline. Cathay Pacific is most grateful for the help of the Government.

Cathay Pacific General Manager Corporate Communication Alan Wong said: "We are very pleased we have been able to reach this agreement in a very short period of time. This will enable us to continue operating as normal. This deal has been made possible through the hard work of our staff, our brokers and the strong reputation of the airline."