07:10 GMT +315 December 2017
Listen Live
    Finnair planes are grounded at Helsinki airport on November 16, 2009

    Friday the 13th Special: Finnair's Flight 666 Takes Final Flight to HEL

    © AFP 2017/ MARKKU ULANDER
    Life
    Get short URL
    290

    Hear ye, hear ye, this Friday the 13th will be the final day that Nordic airline Finnair will offer Flight 666 to HEL.

    Yes, you heard that right, dear friends. For those wanting to test the superstition behind the dreaded day, you'll just have to get your rocks off in some other fashion.

    So what was the culprit behind the cancellation? Per the airline, it's due to changes in its network.

    "Today will actually be the final time that our AY666 flight flies to HEL," a spokesperson for the airline told the Telegraph Friday. "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."

    "In 11 years, we've flown 21 times the AY666 flight to HEL on Friday the 13th," the statement added.

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

    And yet, while phobia-riddled travelers might be rejoicing at the announcement, it'll be a flight to remember for crew members on board.

    "It has been a joke among the pilots," Juha-Pekka Keidasto, a veteran pilot for the airline, told the Telegraph. "I'm not a superstitious man. It's only a coincidence for me. If there's some passenger who is anxious about this 666, our cabin crew is always happy to help them."

    The fearful flight will take its final bow at the 13th hour on this Friday the 13th.

    Related:

    Finland's Finnair Cancels 100 Flights Friday Over Helsinki Airport Staff Strike
    Smuggled Goods: Finnair Flight Attendant Traffics 33 Chinese into Finland
    Finnair’s Operations in Russia Unaffected by Western Sanctions - CEO
    Above-normal radiation detected on Finnair liner in Moscow
    Tags:
    Friday the 13th, Finnair, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Denmark, Finland
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment