Hong Kong airline makes embarrassing typo on side of plane


It was not acceptable for bosses who immediately sent the plane back to be repainted.

"Oops ... She's going back to the shop!" a company social media staffer joked on Twitter.

Cathay Pacific has given visitors to Hong Kong airport a surprise by spelling its name wrong on the side of a plane.

"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. "No one gives a F anymore, not even the painters!" said one Twitter user.

The airline shared an image of a glaring error on an aircraft livery.

Some social media users found the error amusing while others saw it as a sign of declining standards across the airline industry.

The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported that an engineer for Haeco, a sister company of the airline, was baffled by the mistake which could cost thousands of dollars to correct.

But if it is a genuine error many travellers are glad the airline "can have a laugh about this in public". "We have stencils. [There] should be a blank gap in between letters if it was a real mistake".

"Excellent attitude on behalf of the company!" said another.