The carrier has picked eight new women to add to its tributes, joining the existing homages to Jane Austen and Amy Johnson which already adorn planes in its fleet.
The best part? They’re all British!
Ada Lovelace, Charlotte Brontë, Emmeline Pankhurst, Florence Nightingale, Lottie Dod, Mary Seacole, Rosalind Franklin and Virginia Woolf will all be receiving their own tributes, with portraits of the iconic women appearing on the Norwegian fleet’s tail fins.
The new fins will be unveiled throughout 2019 and will mean that the majority of Norwegian tail fin heroes are now women.
There are 15 tail fin heroes in total, with the five men being children’s author Roald Dahl, footballer Bobby Moore, singer Freddie Mercury, pilot Sir Freddie Laker and explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.
We take a look at the 10 women below including some of their accomplishments…
Norwegian’s 10 female tail fin heroes
1. Jane Austen
Famous author who penned iconic novels such as Pride and Prejudice, and Emma.
2. Amy Johnson
British pilot who embarked on a solo flight from London to Darwin, Australia and set a number of long-distance records during the 1930s.
3. Ada Lovelace
Mathematician in the 1800s who published groundbreaking theories and is often seen as having been one of the first to recognise the potential of computing machines.
4. Charlotte Brontë
Famous author who wrote literary classics including Jane Eyre
5. Emmeline Pankhurst
Civil rights activist who played a key role in the suffragette movement to help women win the right to vote.
6. Florence Nightingale
Medical pioneer who was the founder of modern nursing.
7. Lottie Dod
Tennis player in the 1800s who won the Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Championship five times
8. Mary Seacole
British-Jamaican medical pioneer who served as a nurse during the Crimean War and set up the ‘British Hotel’ for soldiers.
9. Rosalind Franklin
Accomplished scientist who discovered the molecular structure of DNA.
10. Virginia Woolf
Feminist author in the 20th century best known for works such as A Room’s of One’s Own and Orlando.
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. 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.”