Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Oscar Wilde takes to the skies (again) with Norwegian

The popular low-cost airline, Norwegian has proudly announced that Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde has become the second Irish ‘tail fin hero’, ahead of the anniversary of his birthday on the 16th October. The renowned writer’s portrait graces the tail fin of two Norwegian aircraft –a Boeing 787 Dreamliner as well as a Boeing 737 MAX. 

From the very start of the airline, it has honoured many iconic people on the tails of its planes, sometimes they have been literary geniuses of Jane Austen and Oscar Wilde, other times the airline has celebrated big players in the aviation world like Sir Freddie Laker, but all the time the celebrated figures chosen symbolise the spirit of Norwegian by pushing boundaries, challenging the norm and inspiring others.

To represent Norwegian’s growth in Ireland, the airline has launched a second Irish tail fin hero following the announcement of explorer Tom Crean who also graces a Boeing 737 MAX and a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Born in Dublin on 16 October 1854, Oscar Wilde was a renowned Irish poet and playwright. He tried his hand at various literary activities throughout the 1880s and became one of London’s most popular playwrights. His imaginative works, in particular, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and his play The Importance of Being Earnest, are considered among the great literary masterpieces of the late Victorian period.

Matthew Wood, SVP Commercial Long haul and New Markets at Norwegian said: “Our ‘tail fin heroes’ offer us a perfect chance to pay tribute to some of the greatest Irish men and women of all time. Oscar Wilde has inspired generations and we are very happy to have one of the greatest poets of all time adorn our aircraft.”

(Photo  Norwegian)