KLIA looking for owners of abandoned B747s

9 Dec 2015 by Clement Huang

Three B747-200Fs that have been abandoned at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) will be auctioned off or sold for scrap in two weeks if the unknown owner(s) of the cargo aircraft fail to step forward.

According to CNN, Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad (MAHB) took out ads in the classified sections of The Star and Sin Chew Daily earlier this week, giving the owners an ultimatum of taking custody of the three B747-200Fs by December 21, 2015.

“If you fail to collect the aircraft within 14 days of the date of this notice, we reserve the right to sell or otherwise dispose of the aircraft,” the notice stated.

In particular, the owners are liable for hefty airport-parking fees, given that the superjumbos have been parked at KLIA for more than a year. Should no one claim the aircraft, the airport authority will raise money from their sale to offset the relevant expenses and debts due. 

“The advertisements dated December 7, 2015 in The Star and Sin Chew Daily serve as notice to the owner(s) of the aircraft that the aircraft may be sold to recover the charges owed to MAHB under the Civil Aviation Regulations 1996,” highlighted an online statement by the airport authority.

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