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Flight 666 takes final Friday the 13th flight to 'HEL'

Flight 666 takes final Friday the 13th flight to 'HEL'

It is the last time Finnair will use the flight number - which is as the "number of the beast" is associated with the Devil.

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

"Today will actually be the final time that our AY666 flight flies to HEL", a spokesperson for the airline said. But the move has nothing to do with superstition: "We are a growing airline and we are reorganizing our flight numbers to make room for additional flight numbers to be used", an airline rep tells the Independent. The Flight 666 will depart from the Danish capital at 1:20 pm and will arrive in Helsinki around 4 pm.

'As of October 29, some of our flight numbers in our network will change and our AY666 flight from Copenhagen to Helsinki will change to AY954.




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

Those prone to have a superstitious mind, and perhaps a nervousness to flying, will be relieved to know that the last Flight 666 into HEL on a Friday 13th will take place today. "It's only a coincidence for me".

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.

Finnair insists it isn't scrapping the spooky number because of fears from superstitious customers.