Boeing launches new salmon plane

By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
October 4, 2012

The new Salmon-Thirty-Salmon II plane, a Boeing 737-800 was unveiled this week.

The paint job is nearly identical to the original Salmon-Thirty-Salmon, which was built for Alaska Airlines in 2005. However, the new design is about nine feet longer and features fish scales on the winglets and a salmon pink-colored Alaska script across the fuselage. The design was produced in partnership with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

Alaska Airlines flew nearly 24 million pounds of seafood last year from Alaska to markets in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

“Today, we are proud to introduce the largest flying fish to all of Alaska and the world," said Marilyn Romano, Alaska Airlines' regional vice president of the state of Alaska. “Not only will this special plane spotlight the best, most sustainable seafood harvest in the world, it will also remind us of the important role the seafood industry has on the Alaska economy. On behalf of the 1,700 Alaska Airlines employees working in the state, we are also proud to safely fly the thousands of men and women who work in the seafood industry throughout the Last Frontier.”

“Alaska Airlines has been a terrific partner to the Alaska seafood industry by delivering high-quality fresh seafood products to cities throughout the United States and beyond and flying employees to work throughout the year,” ASMI Executive Director Michael Cerne said. “We are thrilled to have such a beautiful flying billboard celebrating our unique partnership.”

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