Cathay Pacific spells own name wrong on plane

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Cathay Pacific spells own name wrong on plane

Image copyright Cathay Pacific
Image caption The Hong Kong-based airline joked "Oops this special livery won't last long" after the error was pointed out

An airline has had to send a plane back to the paint shop after the company's name was spelled incorrectly on it.

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific painted its name as "Cathay Paciic" on the side of the jet.

Eagle-eyed travellers spotted the mistake at Hong Kong International Airport and contacted the airline.

"Oops this special livery won't last long! She's going back to the shop!" the company joked on Twitter.

Image Copyright @cathaypacific @cathaypacific Report
Twitter post by @cathaypacific: Oops this special livery won’t last long! She’s going back to the shop!(Source  HKADB) Image Copyright @cathaypacific @cathaypacific Report

The airline said it was a genuine mistake, although some in the industry said it was inexplicable.

"The spacing is too on-point for a mishap," an engineer for Haeco, a sister company of the airline, told the South China Morning Post.

"There should be a blank gap in between letters if it was a real mistake I think."

Social media users saw the funny side, however.

Image Copyright @thesmartpirate @thesmartpirate Report
Twitter post by @thesmartpirate: No one gives a F anymore, not even the painters! Image Copyright @thesmartpirate @thesmartpirate Report
Image Copyright @AghiadHaloul @AghiadHaloul Report
Twitter post by @AghiadHaloul: No f's were given that day Image Copyright @AghiadHaloul @AghiadHaloul Report
Image Copyright @darrenpauli @darrenpauli Report
Twitter post by @darrenpauli: Shop? Bah, put a little ^ and an f above it. Image Copyright @darrenpauli @darrenpauli Report

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