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Alaska Air Cargo delivers first Copper River salmon to Seattle (PRNewsfoto/Alaska Airlines)

Alaska Airlines delivers Copper River salmon to the Lower 48

May 19, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

For many places around the world, the delivery of fresh salmon is a commonplace occurrence. But in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, there is a hotly anticipated annual return for seafood fans throughout the region. San Juan Capistrano may have its swallows, but Seattle – the home ofRead More

Alaska Airlines' prized "Salmon-thirty-Salmon" 737.

Copper River salmon descend on Seattle via Alaska Airlines

May 17, 2016 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

It’s become an annual rite of passage for the U.S. Northwest – the arrival of fresh salmon in Seattle. Only this salmon didn’t swim upstream, it flew in. This morning more than 9 tonnes of Copper River salmon landed in Seattle on an Alaska Airlines flight with much fanfare, launchingRead More

Freight to Plate: Demand ripens in fresh-food cargo market

Freight to Plate: Demand ripens in fresh-food cargo market

August 3, 2015 at 11:21 pm 0 comments

On an unseasonably hot 90°F day in Seattle, pallets sat prepared inside the comfortable, chilly air of Alaska Air Cargo’s recently expanded cool-chain facility at SeaTac Airport. A 737-400 freighter had arrived earlier from Anchorage to unload its bounty: freshly caught Pacific salmon straight from Alaska’s waters. Crews had quicklyRead More

Freight to Plate: A taste for the exotic

Freight to Plate: A taste for the exotic

August 3, 2015 at 11:15 pm 0 comments

Alaska Air Cargo is one example of how much the world has come to rely on airfreight delivery of high-quality meat, fruit and vegetables vir­tually anywhere with a runway across the globe. Foods that used to be con­sidered “exotic” or limited to narrow growing seasons – such as blueberries, strawberriesRead More

Alaska Air Cargo begins salmon flights

Alaska Air Cargo begins salmon flights

May 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm 0 comments

Alaska Air Cargo delivered 24,100 pounds of the season’s first shipment of Alaska Copper River salmon to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday. The arrival of the fish-filled Boeing 737 marks the start of the summer salmon season and is an annual rite of passage anticipated by seafood lovers throughout the PacificRead More