One thing I like about Norwegian Air Shuttle is you never know what tail you’re going to get on your plane. In the past, there have been famous Norwegian people on tails. There was break in this tradition last year when writer Ronald Dhal appeared on one of their planes.
Norwegian is set to do the same again with the announcement that Amy Johnson will feature on a tail.
Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 787 featuring Amy Johnson – Image, Economy Class and Beyond.
So who was Amy Johnson? She was a an aviation pioneer, being the first female to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930 in a single engine open-cockpit Gipsy Moth , covering 11,000 miles between Croydon Airport and Darwin Australia in 19 days.
She was awarded Commander of the British Empire and her plane is in the collection of the Science Museum in London.
Amy meanwhile will appear on two tailfins later this year, one being a short-haul Boeing 737, and one a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The nicest touch in the PR comes from Amy Johnson’s nieces Susan Crook and Judy Chilvers, who state:
We think that Amy would have felt very honoured to be chosen as a tail fin hero for Norwegian and as her nearest living relatives we are happy to see her back in the air where she was always at her happiest.
A nice touch indeed..
Norwegian Air Shuttle has a major presence in the UK, with services from London Gatwick, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham.
As they become part of the local scenery here and try to capture market share – actions like this will only improve the image Norwegian has in the UK.
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