Alaska Air Cargo (Alaska Airlines) delivers the first Copper River Salmon of the season to Seattle/Tacoma

Alaska Air Cargo (Alaska Airlines) (Seattle/Tacoma) yesterday (May 14) delivered the season’s first shipment of Copper River salmon to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The arrival of Copper River salmon marks the start of the summer salmon season and is anticipated by seafood lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Alaska Air Cargo’s fish-filled freighter arrived early this morning with Copper River king and sockeye salmon from three seafood processors: Ocean Beauty Seafoods, Trident Seafoods and Copper River Seafoods. At least four more Alaska Airlines flights will transport salmon from Cordova, Alaska, to Seattle and Anchorage, Alaska, and across the United States.

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 25 million pounds of fresh Alaska seafood to the Lower 48 states and beyond, including nearly 700,000 pounds of Copper River salmon.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Alaska Airlines’ dedicated freighter, Boeing 737-490 (F) N709AS (msn 28896) arrives at Anchorage with the unique titles.