Norwegian has announced that world-famous author Roald Dahl will become its first ever British ‘tail fin hero’, with the author’s portrait set to appear on a Norwegian aircraft later this year.

The announcement comes on ‘Roald Dahl Day’ and as a part of author’s centenary celebrations.

Honouring iconic figures on the tails of its aircraft, the airline already has more than 80 tail fin heroes using personalities who symbolise the spirit of the airline by pushing boundaries, challenging the norm and inspiring others.

Thomas Ramdahl, chief commercial officer, said: “Selecting our first ever British tail fin hero is not only a mark of our huge plans for UK expansion, it is also chance to recognise a truly heroic British figure. Roald Dahl has inspired generations of adults and children and as the world celebrates his centenary, it is a great honour to have this world-famous author adorn our aircraft.”

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