Cathay Pacific's Pilot Bear makes special trip to Sydney

Pilot Bear has been Cathay Pacific's mascot for years.
Pilot Bear has been Cathay Pacific's mascot for years. Photo credit: Cathay Pacific

The sight of teddy bears in the windows of houses around New Zealand has become a familiar sight during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it's not just houses where bears have started to make themselves at home.

Staff at Sydney Airport were treated to a special visit from the Pilot Bear from Cathay Pacific.

Pilot Bear has long been the mascot of the Hong Kong-based airline and managed to get himself a seat on the airline's Airbus A350-900 flying from Hong Kong to Sydney.

Cathay Pacific's Pilot Bear makes special trip to Sydney
Photo credit: Cathay Pacific

After relaxing in business class for the first half of the flight, Pilot Bear joined the pilots in the cockpit.

Captain David Newbery and First Officer Herman Ghekiere were operating the flight and were impressed by Pilot Bear's goggles and jacket.

Cathay Pacific's Pilot Bear makes special trip to Sydney
Photo credit: Cathay Pacific

The bear has travelled quite a bit around the world and is said to be looking forward to catching up with his koala cousins.

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