19 May 2014
Alaska Air Cargo said it has delivered 24,100 pounds of the season´s first shipment of Alaska Copper River salmon to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The arrival of the fish-filled Boeing 737 marks the start of the summer salmon season and is an annual rite of passage anticipated by seafood lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest.
At least five more Alaska Airlines flights will transport salmon from Cordova, Alaska, to Anchorage, Seattle and throughout the United States. The flights will have fresh fish from three Alaska seafood processors: Copper River Seafoods, Ocean Beauty Seafoods and Trident Seafoods.
Alaska Airlines plays a significant role in supporting the Alaska seafood industry, which is recognized worldwide for its sustainable fishing practices. Last year, the carrier flew more than 24.5m pounds of fresh Alaska seafood to the Lower 48 states and beyond, including 1m pounds of Copper River salmon.
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