The season´s first shipment of fresh Copper River salmon has made the 1,300-mile journey from Cordova, Alaska, to Seattle onboard an Alaska Airlines 737, the carrier said.
In addition to the first 22,000 pounds of fish, Alaska has four flights scheduled to bring up to 77,000 pounds of Copper River salmon to market in Anchorage and the Lower 48.
Every year Alaska Air Cargo partners with the state of Alaska´s three largest seafood processors, Ocean Beauty Seafoods, Trident Seafoods and Copper River Seafoods to bring the fish to Seattle, Anchorage, and points beyond.
Alaska Air Cargo transports more than 170 million pounds of cargo annually–including seafood, mail and freight.
Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million customers a year to 118 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, customers can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).