On Friday the 13th, a flight bearing the number of the beast landed safely in HEL for the last time.
The Finnair flight has been making the trip from Copenhagen to Helsinki regularly, and since there’s a Friday the 13th two to three times in a year, the flight number, airport code and date have matched up 21 times over 11 years, Finnair said.
“It has been quite a joke among the pilots” veteran Finnair pilot Juha-Pekka Keidasto told the Associated Press in 2013, ahead of another Friday the 13th flight. “I’m not a superstitious man. It’s only a coincidence for me.”
Still, Finnair has decided to retire the flight number. As the carrier is switching around some flight numbers later this month, Flight AY666 will become AY954.
The flight departed at 1:18 p.m. local time from Copenhagen, Denmark, and landed at 3:53 at Finland’s Helsinki-Vantaa airport — which has a three-letter airport code of “HEL.”
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) October 13, 2017