Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Cathay Pacific spells its name wrong on side of plane

Cathay Pacific spells its name wrong on side of plane

Shockingly, the airline was only made aware of the mistake after travellers contacted them after spotting it at Hong Kong International Airport, the BBC reports.

Pictures of a giant typo on a Cathay Pacific jet in Hong Kong have been making the rounds online, but the company is keeping its sense of humour.

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!"

While the airline insisted the spelling error was a mistake, some had their doubts.


The Hong Kong carrier confessed to the error on Twitter, where it was roundly mocked by social media users. "She's going back to the shop!" it read. "We have stencils. Should be a blank gap in between letters if it was a real mistake I think".

"No f's were given that day", quipped Aghiad Haloul, while Frank L asked if "CATHAY PACFFC" was on the other side of the fuselage.

A third commented: "Great that you can have a laugh about this in public".

At least that's the mantra that Cathay Pacific seems to live by.

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