Friday the 13th Special: Finnair's Flight 666 Takes Final Flight to HEL

A handout released by Airbus showing a computer rendering of a Finnair A350XWB

However, today will be the last time Flight 666 flies to Hel, as the airline has chose to retire the flight number.

Finnair flight 666 has made its last ever journey to "HEL" this Friday the 13th after 21 previous daring trips on the superstitious date.

Finnair said that it successfully operated 21 Friday 13 flights from Copenhagen to Helsinki with the unfortunate number over a period of 11 years. AY666 flight from Copenhagen to Helsinki will change to the less ominous AY954.

However, jesters and credulous folk can still get their kicks on another flight going from SIN to HEL - Singapore to Helsinki. According to the delighted Helsinki Airport, that's 13 doubled.

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The fear of the number 666 is hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.

Pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto previously told RT: "It has been quite a joke among the pilots". Since black metal music is huge in that part of the world, the brutal flight has probably prompted more bragging rights than nervous glances among its passengers. It will still keep on flying with this route number 15 more times, but just not on Friday the 13th.

According to the Telegraph, Friday the 13th is considered unlucky because of its biblical origins, it has also been linked to the Knights Templar.

The final destination for passengers on this Friday the 13th flight is HEL.

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