Cathay Pacific spells its own name wrong on side of plane

Cathay Pacific's livery boo-boo

Cathay Pacific had to send a plane "back to the shop" after an embarrassing typo was printed on its fuselage.

Someone unfortunately forgot to include the "F" in the name, leaving it to be read as "Cathay Paciic".

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!"

An engineer for Haeco, the airline's sister company, told the South China Morning Post he was little suss about how it happened.

After being notified, the Hong Kong-based airline took to social media to share its mistake.

Netizens chose to see the amusing side, however.

Yet another said: "Maybe the typhoon blew the F out of it".

However, some were more sympathetic to the airline.

"If they can get this obviously wrong makes you wonder about the more important engineering on the plane!" said another.

The 777 is now back in the paint shop but Cathay has landed itself with some great publicity. "We have stencils. Should be a blank gap in-between letters if it was a real mistake, I think", the engineer said. "Air travel needs to lighten up".

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