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Norwegian Announces Eight Legendary British Women As New Tail Fin Heroes on International Women’s Day

Blog post   •   Mar 08, 2019 15:36 EST

Image of Charlotte Bronte, Norwegian's Newest Female Tail Fin Hero

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Norwegian has announced that eight renowned British women will adorn the airline’s tail fins, adding to the global roster of its signature ‘Tail Fin Heroes.’ These inspiring women will join Amy Johnson and Jane Austen, who currently are showcased on Norwegian aircraft, forming a total of ten British female icons.

Since Norwegian’s first aircraft took to the skies in 2002, the airline has always highlighted famous figures on the tails of its aircraft, celebrating personalities that symbolize the spirit of Norwegian by pushing boundaries, challenging the norm and inspiring others.

The eight new women selected have pioneered their respective fields and their portraits will take to the skies later this year. They 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

“We are proud to increase the number of female British tail fin heroes in our fleet to ten. It is a huge honor to have these renowned women adorn our aircraft and to pay tribute to some of the greatest British women of all time,” said Anne-Sissel Skånvik, Chief Communications Officer at Norwegian.

“Norwegian’s tail fin heroes pay tribute to those who have been an inspiration to many people worldwide and we are delighted they have chosen to feature these 10 portraits from our 100 Pioneering Women book. These remarkable women made an extraordinary contribution to British life, making a mark in a wide variety of areas from science to the arts,” said Anna Starling, Head of Commercial, National Portrait Gallery

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