Copyright Photo: Alaska Airlines. Apolo Ohno poses for the camera in front of his new logojet. The new logojet is Boeing 737-890 N568AS (msn 35183). Full length photo of the aircraft is welcome.
Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) is inviting the public to enter for a chance to win a Hawaiian vacation for two with celebrated short-track speed skater and most decorated U.S. winter Olympian in history, Apolo Anton Ohno.
Participants can register for the “Follow Apolo to Hawaii” sweepstakes, beginning today and continuing through April 15, at http://www.followapolo.com.
Five sweepstakes winners and their guests will join Ohno in June for a Hawaiian vacation, including roundtrip tickets to Maui on Alaska Airlines, a private luau with Ohno and luxury accommodations for four nights and five days at the Grand Wailea in Maui.
To mark the occasion, Alaska Airlines and Ohno today (March 12) will unveil a specially-themed Boeing 737-800 adorned with a larger-than-life image of the celebrated short-track speed skater. The unique design features Ohno, wearing a Hawaiian lei, skating across the aircraft’s fuselage and invites travelers to “Follow Apolo to Hawaii.”
Passengers boarding Flight AS 859 from Seattle/Tacoma to Honolulu today will meet Ohno and receive a lei. From Honolulu, the Boeing 737-800 will fly throughout Alaska’s network.
A native of the Seattle area, Ohno has been the top U.S. short-track speed skater since 2001. The youngest-ever U.S. short-track speed skating champion at age 14, Ohno is a 12-time U.S. national champion, 23-time world champion and eight-time Olympic medalist. Away from the ice, Ohno made his mark in Hollywood when he won ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” in 2007.
The previous Apolo Ohno logojet (displayed on this blog) was removed (by contract) before the start of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.