Flight 666 lands in HEL for final time


Finnair told another British publication, The Independent, that the change was not due to a concern that superstitious passengers would avoid the flight, but that the growing airline needed to reorganise flight numbers.

Flight 666 to HEL - the airport code for Helsinki, Finland - arrived safely in the Finnish capital on Friday the 13th, the last time the seemingly spooky flight will happen.

'In 11 years, we've flown 21 times the AY666 flight to HEL on Friday the 13th'. On Oct. 29, AY666 will become AY954.

Flying from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Helsinki, Finland, Flight 666 has been carrying travellers on the "unluckiest day of the year" since 2006.

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

Helsinki Airport also confirmed the arrival and pointed out another interesting piece of information. Pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto said, "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's only a coincidence for me".

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13, which dates back to the late 1800s.

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