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Passengers queue at AirAsia's check-in counters, at the Changi International Airport in Singapore on Dec. 29. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

(Bloomberg) — Allianz SE, the lead reinsurer for the two Malaysia Airlines flights lost this year, is also the main underwriter for the AirAsia Bhd. passenger jet missing with 162 people on board.

Both the aircraft and its passengers are covered by a U.K. unit of the Munich-based insurer, Allianz said in an e-mailed statement today. The Airbus Group NV A320 single-aisle jet disappeared en route to Singapore from the central Indonesian city of Surabaya more than a day ago.

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