Popular Annual Auction for Pittsburgh International Airport Returns with Live Online Event Open to Public

Popular Annual Auction for Pittsburgh International Airport Returns with Live Online Event Open to Public

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Airport Authority will conduct its annual public auction of abandoned vehicles from Pittsburgh International Airport and used Airport Authority vehicles and equipment at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.

While last year’s auction proved to be the most popular in the event’s history, the COVID-19 pandemic has required the Airport Authority to take a different approach in 2020 to prioritize the safety and health of staff and participants.

This year’s auction will be held online, hosted virtually on the Joe R. Pyle Complete Auction & Realty Service website. Merchandise will include retired equipment and abandoned vehicles. There will be no items from the airport’s Lost and Found (jewelry, laptops, etc.) offered in this year’s auction.

Nearly 20 abandoned vehicles will be auctioned, including a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro and a 2016 Cadillac Escalade, along with ACAA equipment like scissor lifts and a Champion 740A Road Grader.

Bidders must register and bid online. Pre-bids are being accepted right now until 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24. At that time, the live virtual auction will begin, auctioneers will call bids and the prices will advance. No crowd will be assembled on-site in person at the time of the auction; all bids must be placed via the secure online bidding platform.

Interested bidders may attend one of two scheduled preview sessions at Pittsburgh International Airport’s Snow Removal Equipment Building on Tuesday, Sept. 22. COVID-related safety guidelines will be strictly enforced. The number of persons permitted in the building for preview sessions will be limited and monitored.

All major credit cards are accepted, as well as certified checks and wire transfers. A 15% Buyer’s Premium will be placed on all purchases. Successful bidders must appear in person with photo identification to complete their required title work. Pickup will be scheduled by appointment and must occur on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Vehicles will need to be towed from the auction site unless purchased by a dealer with appropriate plates.

Typically, the Airport Authority donates boxes of full of clothes and eyeglasses left longer than 30 days in the Lost and Found to local charitable organizations. This year, those items will be kept and donated prior to next year’s auction.

About Allegheny County Airport Authority:

Allegheny County Airport Authority, which operates Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, is committed to transforming Pittsburgh’s airports to reflect and serve the community, inspire the industry, and advance the region’s role as a world leader. Pittsburgh International Airport serves nearly 10 million passengers annually on 17 carriers. The airport was named by Fast Company magazine as One of the Most Innovative Companies in the World as well as a finalist in its World Changing Ideas awards, both in 2020. For more information, visit www.flypittsburgh.com