Alaska Airlines provides salmon from Copper River to first responders

Alaska Airlines has announced it has delivered the first catch of fresh, sustainable Copper River salmon to serve more than 200 health care workers at Swedish Medical Center — Ballard, the company said.

Trident Seafoods, Ocean Beauty Seafoods, Copper River Marketing Association and chef Tom Douglas partnered to salute local medical professionals.

Alaska Air Cargo helps fishing communities, fisheries and processors like Trident Seafoods, Ocean Beauty Seafoods and Cooper River Seafoods get the salmon to market, often in less than 24 hours from being pulled from the water. The airline plays a critical role in the economic vitality of Cordova, Alaska, where more than 50 percent of residents work in the fishing industry.

As a thank you for their efforts on the frontlines of the battle against coronavirus, Alaska Airlines, Trident Seafoods, Ocean Beauty Seafoods, Copper River Seafoods, Copper River Marketing Association and Seattle chef Tom Douglas are partnering to provide a meal to health care heroes, and feed the community, while raising money for Food Lifeline.

Alaska Air Cargo transports more than 30+ million pounds of cargo annually–including seafood, mail and freight –and operates the most extensive air cargo operation on the US West Coast of any passenger airline.

Alaska Airlines and its regional partners serve more than 115 destinations across the United States and North America, providing essential air service for our guests along with moving crucial cargo shipments, such as food, medicine, mail and e-commerce deliveries.