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Flight 666 to HEL makes its final Friday 13th trip

Flight 666 to HEL makes its final Friday 13th trip

Today is the last day that Finnair's flight 666 will go from Copenhagen to Helsinki, having launched in 2006.

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

The Finnair flight took off from Copenhagen, Denmark, in the 13th hour of Friday the 13th, headed for Helsinki Vantaa airport.

Today marks the day the Nordic airline has made a decision to retire the number after flying more than 21 times on Friday 13 since 2006. As the carrier is switching around some flight numbers later this month, Flight AY666 will become AY954.

A spokesman told the Independent: "We are a growing airline and we are reorganising our flight numbers to make room for additional flight numbers to be used". The Flight 666 will depart from the Danish capital at 1:20 pm and will arrive in Helsinki around 4 pm. He had earlier said, "It has been quite a joke among the pilots". I'm not a superstitious man.

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The flight has landed on Friday 13 a total of 21 times.

"If there's some passenger who is anxious about this 666, our cabin crew is always happy to help them".

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.

The fear of the number 666 is hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.