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.
'In 11 years, we've flown 21 times the AY666 flight to HEL on Friday the 13th'. On Oct. 29, AY666 will become AY954.More news: White House Chief of Staff Kelly dismisses quitting rumors
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.