Malaysia seeks owner of three Boeing 747s abandoned at the airport
Kuala Lumpur International Airport is appealing for the owner of three abandoned Boeing 747s to come forward and collect their planes.
Malaysia Airports, which manages KLIA, posted the unusual lost and found notice in the classified section of Malaysian newspapers The Star and Sin Chew Daily on Monday.
"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 says.
The advert also contains mug shots of the three unclaimed jets - two white and one "off-white" 747-200Fs.
News outlets around the world have poked fun at the advertisement, prompting Malaysia Airports to release a statement justifying its actions.
"The giving of such notice by way of advertisement is a common and reasonable step in the process of debt recovery especially in cases where the company concerned has ceased operations and is a foreign entity whereby exhaustive steps undertaken to find a contact person have not been successful," the statement said.
"This step is also a common process undertaken by airport operators all over the world when faced with such a situation."
Malaysia Airports general manager Zainol Mohd Isa told CNN the planes had been parked at KLIA for more than a year.
"They've yet to pay the parking fee - where do we send the bill?"
Malaysia Airlines has denied owning any of the orphaned aircraft, The Star reported.
"If it was ours, we would have claimed it," a media relations officer told the newspaper.