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Owners of 'unclaimed' jets at KLIA: No, we're not missing

The owners of the three Boeing 747-200F planes parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) have turned up.

SWIFT Air Cargo (SWIFT), an air cargo company based in Kuala Lumpur, have identified themselves as the owners of the three jets that are parked at KLIA, reported The Star Online.

In a statement on their website, SWIFT said that they have been the rightful owners of the planes since June 8, 2015, and that they have the necessary documents to prove their ownership.

They claim that they have always been in contact with Malaysia's Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) to inform them about their ownership of the planes.

SWIFT is unable to fathom the reason for MAHB’s declaration that it has taken “exhaustive steps” without being able to find a “contact person” when all along, SWIFT was fulfilling its obligations. - SWIFT Air Cargo

MAHB is the main airport operator in Malaysia and operates KLIA.

The Star had earlier reported that MAHB had taken an advertisement in their newspaper on Tuesday (Dec 8), announcing that they were looking for the jets' owners.

In the notice, they said that the owners had 14 days from the date of the notice to collect the planes or they reserve the right to sell or dispose of the aircraft.

MAHB did not comment on SWIFT's statement.

Sources: The Star Online, SWIFT Air Cargo

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