Finnish flag carrier Finnair retires apocalyptic Friday 13th Flight 666 to HEL

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'As of Oct 29, some of our flight numbers in our network will change and our AY666 flight from Copenhagen to Helsinki will change to AY954.

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

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.

The airline said the perceived unluckiness of the date, combined with the number 666 and the "HEL" destination, has not appeared to have any affect on passenger numbers for flights.

The flight started 11 years ago and has fallen on Friday the 13th 21 times with no reported ill effects.

Veteran pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto who is flying the plane says he is not superstitious or scared of flying on Friday the 13th.

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The flight takes off at 1.20pm and lasts for one hour and 35minutes.

The flight has been a long-running source of amusement for the pilots.

The last time the flight happened on Friday the 13th was in January.

The Finnair flight, from Copenhagen to Helsinki, has a terrifying number of symbols and signs linked to the devil while also making its final voyage on the unluckiest day of the year.

The fear of the number 666 is hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.

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