Alaska Air Cargo delivers more than 32k pounds of salmon to Seattle
May 22, 2018: Recently, a fish-filled Alaska Airlines arrived in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with about 10,000 pounds of fresh Copper River salmon. It officially marked the beginning of the summer salmon grilling season that is anticipated by seafood lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Later in the noon, Alaska Air Cargo delivered a total of 32,000 pounds of salmon to market with more scheduled on later flights.
“Alaska Airlines plays a significant role in supporting the Alaska seafood industry, which is recognized worldwide for its sustainable fishing practices. Our Cargo employees are working around the clock to ensure we deliver the first catch of the coveted wild Copper River salmon to market, often within 24 hours of being pulled from the water," said Jason Berry, managing director, Alaska Air Cargo.
Every year, Alaska Air Cargo partners with Alaska's three largest seafood processors, Trident Seafoods, Ocean Beauty Seafoods and Copper River Seafoods to bring the coveted fish to Seattle and Anchorage, Alaska, where it will then be delivered to restaurants and grocery stores throughout the Pacific Northwest and across the country.