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Norwegian adds 8 new female ‘tail fin heroes’ for International Women’s Day

by Sharron Livingston
Ada Lovelace

To celebrate International Women’s Day, low-cost Norwegian airline has announced that the portraits of eight renowned British women will appear on the airline’s tail fins and become “Tail Fin Heroes”. These inspiring women will join Amy Johnson and Jane Austen on the coveted tail fin spot bringing the total British Femail Tail Fin Heroes to 10.

Norwegian first took to the skies in 2002 and has always honoured iconic figures on the tails of its aircraft celebrating personalities who symbolise the spirit of Norwegian by pushing boundaries, challenging the norm and inspiring others.

The new Tail Fin Heroes to be honoured include:

Ada Lovelace, British Mathematician
Charlotte Brontë, British Writer
Emmeline Pankhurst, British Civil Rights Activist
Florence Nightingale, British Medical Pioneer
Lottie Dod, British Sportswoman
Mary Seacole, British Medical Pioneer
Rosalind Franklin, British Scientist
Virginia Woolf, British Writer

Norwegian fin with Virginia Woolf

Norwegian fin with Virginia Woolf

The portraits of these eight iconic British figures will take to the skies later this year.

Anne-Sissel Skånvik, Chief Communications Officer at Norwegian said:

“Our tail fin heroes celebrate those who have been admired for their accomplishments, as pioneers in their field and inspired future generations. We are proud to increase the number of female British tail fin heroes in our fleet to ten.”

Norwegian now honours 15 British tailfin heroes, 10 women and 5 men, including children’s author Roald Dahl, footballer Bobby Moore, rock legend Freddie Mercury, aviation maverick Sir Freddie Laker and explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Europe’s third largest low-cost carrier flew 5.8 million passengers from the UK to over 50 global destinations in 2018. The airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world with an average age of 3.8 years, with more than 150 new aircraft on order.

Norwegian has been named “World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline” for the fourth consecutive year and ‘Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe’ for the sixth year in a row at the renowned Skytrax World Airline Awards.


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