This Friday the 13th Marks Flight 666's Final Trip to Hel

Finnair Flight AY666 took off from Copenhagen, Denmark, at 13:20 local time (1:20 p.m.) on Friday headed for Helsinki, Finland, according to Finnair's flight list.

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

Finland's national airline has flown passengers to HEL on Flight 666 for 11 years, with 21 of these flights on the "unluckiest" day of the year, a spokesman for the airline said.

A spokesperson for Finnair said, "today will be the final time that our AY666 flight flies to HEL".

If Flight 954 to HEL is just not scary enough, travelers can consider the airline's route from SIN to HEL (Singapore to Helsinki). On Oct. 29, AY666 will become AY954.

The flight has fallen on Friday the 13th 21 times over its 11-year history, apparently never once sidetracking into the Twilight Zone or a biblical apocalypse.

The irrational fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia, by the way. 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. The flight number will not, however, be 666.

Veteran pilot for the airline Juha-Pekka Keidasto told the Telegraph previously that he was not scared about flying on Friday the 13th. "It's only a coincidence for me".

  • Eleanor Harrison