Huge spelling mistake on Cathay Pacific plane

Marco Green
September 20, 2018

Cathay Pacific, the flag carrier of Hong Kong, has been roundly mocked after the airline spelled its name wrong on the side of one of its planes.

Cathay Pacific became Cathay "Paciic" after an all-important "f" was left off its branding.

In an industry where small mistakes can lead to big problems, Cathay's social media team posted the mistake on line, saying: "Oops this special livery won't last long!"

Republishing the photos from the Hong Kong Aviation Discussion Board (HKADB) on the airline's Twitter page, Cathay Pacific wrote: "Oops this special livery won't last long!"

Social media users found the humor in the glaring typo.

Aghiad Haloul replied: "No f's were given that day".

It was unclear whether a Cathay Pacific engineer or someone from Haeco, a sister company of the airline, was to blame, according to the Post. "Air travel needs to lighten up". "We have stencils. [There] should be a blank gap in between letters if it was a real mistake".

The Guardian reports that the plane had been flying overnight from Xiamen in China, arriving in Hong Kong in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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