End is nigh for cars left at Brisbane Airport

Owners of abandoned cars at Brisbane Airport could see their vehicles sold to scrapyards within two weeks.

The Brisbane Times reported 17 vehicles, eight of which have Queensland number plates, were left at the airport for more than 90 days and were now officially listed as ‘abandoned.’

A spokeswoman for Brisbane Airport Corporation said while some vehicles had been left by passengers delayed by overseas or interstate travel, some had been dumped or stolen.

“The most common type of vehicles abandoned at Brisbane Airport are cheap wagons and vans in very poor, sometimes unroadworthy condition,” she said.

“There are also cases of vehicles, under finance, that are left inside the car park.”

The cars were set to be scrapped or put to auction if attempts to contact the owners failed.

RACQ has previously reported on the number of unregistered vehicles left abandoned in Queensland.