Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific has been forced to take one of its planes back to the painters after becoming aware of an embarrassing typo on its fuselage.
A number of travellers pointed out the misspelling at Hong Kong International Airport and shared photos of the plane, which was branded “Cathay Paciic” (without the f), on Facebook.
The pics were soon picked up by Cathay Pacific, which owned up to the mistake by sharing them out on its own social media channels and telling followers that the airline was sending the plane “back to the shop”.
Oops this special livery won’t last long! She’s going back to the shop!
(Source: HKADB) pic.twitter.com/20SRQpKXET
— Cathay Pacific (@cathaypacific) September 19, 2018
However, that didn’t stop people from poking fun at the hilarious typo.
No f’s were given that day
— Aghiad Haloul (@AghiadHaloul) September 19, 2018
Fixed it. pic.twitter.com/c8NtP9asRs
— Willie Montgomery (@shoxdude) September 19, 2018
— Kevin (@kevinjia1122) September 19, 2018
Fixed it. pic.twitter.com/OIZbUGX8ez
— jonnyha | ジョニー (@jonnyha) September 19, 2018
How many RTs to change your name to this for 5 minutes pic.twitter.com/X5WpZxScdT
— Max (@MaxNGX) September 19, 2018