PG | | Action, Drama, Thriller
American based Federation World Airlines has just acquired a Concorde jet, which will make its inaugural commercial flight from Washington, D.C. to Paris, and then to Moscow as a goodwill ... See full summary »
The film is also known as "Airport '80: The Concorde". It reached some territories, including the UK, in 1980, and had to be renamed upon release. Some variations put "The Concorde" at the start of the film's title.
Capt. Joe Patroni:
Eli, you okay?
Eli Sands: I had the best seat in the house!
It's very unlikely that the hot air balloon at the beginning intentionally flew to Dulles. Balloons are subject to wind currents, and cannot truly navigate to a particular destination.
In deleted scenes shown in the television version, Brian Morrison appears again for the third time as Joseph Patroni, Jr, having previously been seen as Joe Jr. in deleted scenes in the television version of Airport '77, as well as being seen on-screen as Joe Jr. in the theatrical version of Airport 1975. Jessica Walter is also seen in a deleted flashback scene as Helen Patroni.
English, French, Spanish
$13,000,000 (USA) (31 December 1979)