An airline has had to send a new 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.
There is a lot of skill involved in applying aircraft livery, attention to letter spacing (kerning) being a large one. As cynical as I can be, I can’t help wondering if this wasn’t done accidentally-on-purpose.
Not as funny as the Qantas ‘Gripe Sheet’ which pilots fill out daily to notify mechanics about problems with their aircraft.