Volée Airlines is a French airline in the horror film series Final Destination.
Description[edit | edit source]
General Information [edit | edit source]
Volée Airlines operates out of Terminal 1 at New York's JFK Airport. Their cabins are divided into two classes: economy and premium economy, neither of which have video entertainment, in favour of audio entertainment. Their aircraft appear to be under-maintained. Volée Airlines released a statement in 2001 stating that horrible and unexpected deaths were statistically rare among their customers. In a bid to drum up business, passengers were also given vouchers entitling them to a free in-flight chicken dinner and a single cup of house white wine. In French, Volée means flight. Also, Volée has the colours of the French flag.
Final Destination [edit | edit source]
In the first film, on May 13, 2000, Volée Airlines Flight 180 from New York to Paris on a Boeing 747 explodes mid-air due to catastrophic engine failure (as revealed in Final Destination 5). Luckily, a group of teens step off the plane before it takes off after one of them has a premonition of the crash, only to be brutally killed in subsequent unrelated incidents due to the fact that their planes hadn't been re-organised.
Final Destination 5 [edit | edit source]
The crash is featured again towards the end of Final Destination 5, where two of the main characters board the ill-fated flight.
Influence[edit | edit source]
Although Volée Airlines does not appear to be based off of any airline, their livery has a close resemblance to the one Air Force One uses.
Destinations[edit | edit source]
Volée Airlines' only known destinations are the following:
- New York City, NY-John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
- Paris, France-Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG)
Fleet[edit | edit source]
The only known aircraft are Boeing 747-200s.
Incidents and Accidents[edit | edit source]
- On May 13, 2000, Volée Airlines Flight 180, a scheduled passenger flight from New York-JFK to Paris-CDG explodes shortly after takeoff, killing everyone on board. The probable cause of the crash was later determined as deterioration of silicon insulation on an electrical connector to the scavenger pump may have leaked combustible fluids. A spark in the fuel switch in the fuselage may have ignited the fuel line and proceeded to the fuel pump which would have set off the catastrophic explosion, as revealed in a news report in Final Destination.
Gallery & Trivia[edit | edit source]
Trivia #1: Flight 180 was, as confirmed, to be related, inspired, and loosely based on the real life disaster of TWA Flight 800 that occurred on July 17, 1996 near East Moriches, New York en route to Rome, with a stopover in Paris, with high school students and had also experienced an in-flight explosion due to a spark igniting the Center Wing Track. (Some info taken from: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0195714/trivia)
Proof of this is how locations of both planes are equal.