Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Flight 666 flies last ever trip to HEL on Friday the 13th

Flight 666 flies last ever trip to HEL on Friday the 13th

Finnair Flight 666 has just arrived in HEL - the code for Helsinki Airport in the capital of Finland - on Friday the 13th.

For the most superstitious among us, Friday 13 is a day to be avoided.

It still operates a regular flight from Singapore's Changi Airport to Helsinki, meaning you can still go to HEL via SIN.

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

Finnair Flight 666 into HEL will make its final destination journey today, as the flight number will be renamed as part of the airline's route restructuring.

The route has been regularly flown for some 11 years - though after today the airline is changing the numbers so it will no longer be known as the AY666.

Pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto once said: "It has been quite a joke among the pilots".

Bold passengers will this afternoon board flight 666 to Hel on Friday the 13th. I'm not a superstitious man.

Due to depart at 1.30pm, the flight will last around an hour-and-a-half. "It's only a coincidence for me".

The last time the flight happened on Friday the 13th was in January.

A specific fear of Friday the 13th is called Paraskevidekatriaphobia, which derives from the from the Greek word paraskeví meaning Friday, and dekatria meaning thirteen.

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