Passengers board last ever Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th

Passengers board last ever Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th

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

The airline took to its Twitter feed to inform fearful passengers needing a short-hop flight from the Danish capital to the Helsinki-Vantaa airport that their days of avoiding the ominous flight are over. In fact, some would book a trip with the flight number 666.

The flight started 11 years ago and has fallen on Friday the 13th 21 times with no reported ill effects.

However, jesters and credulous folk can still get their kicks on another flight going from SIN to HEL - Singapore to Helsinki. The airline declined to comment on whether the change had been made with concerned or superstitious passengers in mind.


Finnair, the Finnish flag carrier that has operated the otherwise routine Copenhagen to Helsinki route for 11 years, is renumbering its flights at the end of the month.

A spokesperson for the company said: "Today will be the final time that our AY666 flight flies to HEL".

A fear of the number 13 has been given the scientific name triskaidekaphobia, with a fear of Friday 13th dubbed paraskevidekatriaphobia.

Pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto previously told RT: "It has been quite a joke among the pilots". If you're scared of the number 666, you may have hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia. "It's only a coincidence for me".

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