Friday the 13th: Flight 666 makes it safely to HEL

Andrew Cummings
October 13, 2017

Nordic airline Finnair has flown fearless passengers from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Helsinki, Finland, on Friday the 13th since 2006.

The Helsinki airport says Flight 666 has arrived safety in HEL - the airport code for the Finnish capital - for the last time.

After Friday, the flight number will change from AY666 to AY954.

Still, Finnair has chose to retire the flight number.

"In 11 years, we've flown 21 times the AY666 flight to HEL on Friday the 13th".

Finnair said that it successfully operated 21 Friday 13 flights from Copenhagen to Helsinki with the unfortunate number over a period of 11 years.

Some people would avoid flying altogether on Friday the 13th.

Pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto previously told RT: "It has been quite a joke among the pilots. It's only a coincidence for me". The latest one departed at 1:18pm local time from Copenhagen, Denmark, and landed at 3:53pm, UPI reports.

The fear of "Friday the 13th" is called friggatriskaidekaphobia. Paraskevidekatriaphobia is another term for the fear of "Friday the 13th".

"We're growing, so we need more flight numbers." the company explained via Twitter.

The fear of the number 666 is hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.

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