Norwegian unveils eight new British female tailfin heroes

8 Mar 2019 by Mark Caswell
Emmeline Pankhurst B737 Max

Norwegian is celebrating International Women’s Day by announcing plans for eight new British female tailfin heroes.

The new additions will join existing tailfins depicting pioneering female pilot Amy Johnson and English novelist Jane Austen.

The new heroes to be honoured are:

  • 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

Their portraits will adorn Norwegian tailfins from later this year, with the images being taken from 100 Pioneering Women, an illustrated book by The National Portrait Gallery.

Commenting on the news Anne-Sissel Skanvik, Chief Communications Officer at Norwegian said:

“Our tailfin 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 tailfin heroes in our fleet to ten. It is a huge honour to have these renowned women adorn our aircraft and to pay tribute to some of the greatest British women of all time”.

The carrier has also celebrated five British male tailfin heroes over the last few years – children’s author Roald Dahl, footballer Bobby Moore, rock legend Freddie Mercury, aviation maverick Sir Freddie Laker and explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

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