Airline spells its own name wrong on side of plane

Kenny Grant
September 20, 2018

The airline maintains it was a genuine error, and the aircraft has been sent back to have the correct name painted on.

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

Cathay Pacific displayed a sense of humor about the mishap, posting that the "special livery won't last long", as the plane is headed "back to the shop!"

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's flagship airline Cathay Pacific caused a stir on social media Wednesday after accidentally spelling its name wrong on an airplane.

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.

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One person on twitter said: "No one gives a F anymore, not even the painters!"

"We did not intend to make it a big fuss in the first place, but photos went viral within the aviation enthusiastic groups, so we just shared the hilarious moment with everyone", she said. "We have stencils. [There] should be a blank gap in between letters if it was a real mistake".

The Hong Kong carrier confessed to the error on Twitter, where it was roundly mocked by social media users.

But such a mistake leaves others worries.

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