Would you board Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th?

Would you board Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th?

The Helsinki airport says Flight 666 has arrived safety in HEL - the airport code for the Finnish capital - for the last time.

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

Some people would avoid flying altogether on Friday the 13th.

'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.

However, jesters and credulous folk can still get their kicks on another flight going from SIN to HEL - Singapore to Helsinki.

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An airline spokesman said Flight 666 has been making the flights to Helsinki for 11 years, and 21 of the trips took place on various Fridays the 13th.

"We are a growing airline and we are reorganising our flight numbers to make room for additional flight numbers to be used", he said.

That didn't stop one passenger booked on Friday's HEL-bound trip, who somewhat unluckily was given a seat on the 13th row, from missing the flight. "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. The 666 is considered that of the evil with Biblical reference. If you're scared of the number 666, you may have hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.

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