Spelling mistake: Cathay Paciic

Huge spelling mistake on Cathay Pacific plane

(CNN) — Sometimes, a massive typo is right in front of your eyes and you can’t see it.
For Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific, it was between the “i”s — on the livery of its Boeing 777-367.

Photos have emerged that appear to show a plane on the ground at Hong Kong International Airport, proudly emblazoned with the words “CATHAY PACIIC.”
And to prove that it’s a good sport, if not necessarily a good speller, Cathay Pacific shared the photos on social media, announcing on its Twitter account: “Oops this special livery won’t last long! She’s going back to the shop!”

 

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The photos surfaced via the Hong Kong Aviation Discussion Board Facebook group, but it’s still not clear just how such an epic mix-up could have happened — and some are a little suspicious.
An engineer for Haeco, a Cathay Pacific subsidiary, told the South China Morning Post: “The spacing is too on-point for a mishap. We have stencils. Should be a blank gap in between letters if it was a real mistake I think.”
A spokesperson for Cathay Pacific told CNN Travel: “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.”

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