St. John's International Airport

Craig Hickey, who left his vehicle parked at St. John's International Airport while he and his family went on vacation, says at the very least, the long-term parking area should have been fenced during the airport's recent expansion. (CBC)

A St. John's man says the St. John's International Airport Authority should be doing more to ensure vehicles that are left in long-term parking are secure.

Craig Hickey paid $126 dollars to park at the airport for 10 days while he and his family went on vacation.

Upon his return, he discovered that someone cut the registration sticker off the corner of his licence plate. He went to airport staff about it, but was told they're not responsible for damage to vehicles.

Hickey said at the very least, the long-term parking area should have been fenced during the airport's recent expansion.

"They charge a lot of money for a service, but they don't provide a level of service," Hickey told CBC.

"If you're paying $126 dollars for 10 days, you expect your car to be parked in a secure area. But why didn't they put any thought into a fence at least?"

The airport authority said Hickey's incident was a first for them.

They also said the ticket that users receive at the parking lot entrance clearly states that the airport authority assumes "no responsibility" for loss or damage to a vehicle or its contents.