British author Jane Austen has taken to the
skies as her portrait adorns the tail fin of a Norwegian Boeing
787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The world-renowned author inspired generations
with her best-known works including Sense & Sensibility, Pride &
Prejudice and Emma.
The Jane Austen aircraft
operates Norwegian’s long-haul routes from London Gatwick
including the airline’s 12 nonstop routes to the USA and flights to
Singapore and Buenos Aires.
Since Norwegian’s first aircraft took to the
skies, the airline has always honoured iconic figures on the tails
of its aircraft.
To reflect Norwegian’s rapid growth in the UK,
where it now flies 5.8 million UK passengers each year to more
than 50 destinations, the airline has launched a series of UK tail
Jane Austen is Norwegian’s eighth UK tail fin
hero following the announcement of children’s author Roald Dahl,
footballer Bobby Moore, pioneering pilot Amy Johnson, rock legend
Freddie Mercury, aviation maverick Sir Freddie Laker, poet Robert
Burns and explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Jane Austen, one of the world's most famous
authors, born on 16 December 1775, spent most of her life in the
historic and beautiful county of Hampshire, England. Its houses,
countryside and people provided the inspiration for many of her
novels. It was during her time in the quiet village of Chawton
that she wrote and revised six of her most famous novels - Sense &
Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice and Northanger Abbey, and wrote
Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion. It wasn’t until 1810 that her
first novel Sense & Sensibility was accepted for publishing by
Norwegian’s Chief Commercial Officer, Thomas
Ramdahl, said, “As Norwegian continues its expansion in the UK, our
‘tail fin heroes’ offer us a perfect chance to pay tribute to some
of the greatest Britons of all time. Jane Austen has inspired
generations and it is a huge honour to have one of the greatest
authors of all time adorn our aircraft.”
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