Norwegian honours Hans Christian Andersen on 787

April 24th, 2015

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Airline makes Danish writer its latest ‘tail-fin hero’

The bony bore, as nicknamed by the kids of Charles Dickens when he visited them in England, will get to see exotic destinations (photo: Norwegian)

Norwegian airline’s most recent Danish press coverage has been about strikes and boycotts, but Danes might regard the low-cost carrier more positively in light of its recent decision to make the legendary Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen the company’s latest ‘tail-fin hero’ on its newest Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

The company normally honours famous Norwegian personalities on its planes – among the other heroes on the fleet of Dreamliners are Edvard Munch, Roald Amundsen, Thor Heyerdahl and Henrik Ibsen – and Andersen will be the first Dane to appear on this model of plane.

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To travel is to live
Daniel Kirchhoff, Norwegian’s information officer in Denmark, is proud of the company’s choice.

“Hans Christian Andersen is quintessentially Danish and his fairy-tales are known and loved around the world,” he said.

“Hans Christian Andersen thought that ‘to travel is to live’ and we are happy to give him the opportunity to see many exotic destinations.”

Other Danes already feature on some of the airline’s smaller planes including Karen Blixen, Søren Kierkegaard, Carl Nielsen and Tycho Brahe.


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