(sometimes called Oceanic Airways
) is a fictional airline
used in several films
and television programs
. It is not to be confused with the real airlines Trans Ocean Airways
, Transocean Airlines
, and Ocean Airlines
Its most famous appearance is in the TV series Lost. Oceanic Airlines is featured brand#Verb with a highly-stylized logo depicting an Aboriginal dot painting that resembles a bullseye or an island. The show's storyline begins with the crash of Oceanic Flight 815 on a mysterious island.
However the airline has also been featured in many other media. Producers of the 1996 film Executive Decision shot extensive footage of an actual Boeing 747, and also called this fictional airline Oceanic; however this time painted with different logo and livery to the Lost TV series version. This stock footage has been reused in several films and television programs, spreading the Oceanic Airlines brand across various and unrelated fictional universes.
The Executive Decision's aircraft (A Boeing 747-269BM, registration N707CK, Nee.9K-ADA) was actually hijacked in 1988, under similar circumstances. The aircraft was operating for Kuwait Airways at the time of the hijacking.
Occurrences of Oceanic Airlines
The following sources feature Oceanic Airlines:
- Executive Decision: Oceanic Flight 343 from Athens to Washington, DC was skyjacked by Islamic terrorists.
- For Love Of The Game: An Oceanic flight is announced over the PA system in the airport lounge near the end of the movie.
- Nowhere to Land: A Boeing 747-200 from Sydney to LAX flying with a bomb progammed to detonate one hour prior to landing at LAX.
- Code 11-14: an FBI agent searches for a murderer aboard Oceanic Flight 816, a Boeing 747SP, bound for Los Angeles from Sydney.
- Lost: The show explores the aftermath of the crash of Oceanic Flight 815 from Sydney to Los Angeles. The producers of Lost also created a website for the fictional airline, including clues and references to the show's plot. In flashforwards, a group of the characters that survive the crash are nicknamed the "Oceanic Six" (Hurely, Kate, Jack, Sayid, Sun, and Aaron).
- Alias: Oceanic's flight to Sydney is briefly mentioned in an announcement when the show's lead character Sydney Bristow is at Los Angeles International Airport. Alias and Lost were both created by J. J. Abrams.
- LAX: 01.13 "Senator's Daughter" (first aired 16 April 2006): Advertisements and computers in airport terminals in LAX read "Oceanic Airlines".
- Pushing Daisies: 01.01 "Pie-lette" (02 October 2007): An Oceanic Airlines advertisement is displayed in the travel agency.
- Chuck: 01.02 "Chuck versus the Helicopter" (01 October 2007): Chuck is viewing a series of photographs when one prompts him to recall the secret information to which he had been exposed by Bryce Larkin. He begins revealing apparently unconnected secrets, including, "Oceanic Flight 815 was shot down by a surface-to-air..." This suggests a different cause for the explosion on Oceanic Flight 815 from that revealed in Lost.
from Executive Decision
was also reused in the following:
- After the Sunset: In the trailer, Max and Lola fly on Oceanic Airlines to their retreat in The Bahamas. The footage does not appear in the film's final cut.
- Category 6: Day of Destruction: Oceanic Flight 762 was forced to make an emergency landing at O'Hare International Airport after being struck by lightning. During landing, the hole in the aircraft's fuselage from Executive Decision is visible.
- Diagnosis: Murder: 04.23 "Murder in The Air" (24 April 1997): Flying between Los Angeles International Airport and Switzerland on Oceanic Flight 456, Dr Mark Sloan and Amanda Bentley carry out an airborne investigation after the first officer is murdered and several aircrew personnel are incapacitate by a mysterious illness.
- JAG: 03.06 "Vanished" (28 October 1997): an Oceanic Airlines flight to Washington, D.C. carrying a delegation from the Palestine Liberation Organization is the target of a terrorist plot involving a missing United States Navy F-14 Tomcat.
- JAG: 05.18 "The Bridge at Kang So Ri" (29 February 2000): Oceanic Flight 343 is skyjacked by North Korean extremists who accuse a passenger of ordering a massacre during the Korean War.
- Nowhere to Land (2000 television movie): A man suffering from mental illness brings a deadly nerve agent on board Oceanic Flight 762, also from Sydney to Los Angeles, in the run-up#Noun to the 2000 Summer Olympics. At takeoff, the hole in the aircraft's fuselage from Executive Decision is visible.
- Panic in the Skies! (1996): A Royce Air International Boeing 747 is struck by lightning shortly after takeoff in America, en route for Europe. In some scenes, the Royce Air International logo is not visible, with Oceanic Airline markings in their place.
- The War at Home: 01.20 "The West Palm Beach Story" (16 April 2006), which featured a gag about a Middle Eastern man and the threat of airborne terrorism on board an Oceanic Airlines flight.
List of fictional Oceanic Airlines flights