Alaska Air Cargo Delivers Season’s First Copper River Salmon to Seattle at Daybreak
UW’s Coach Sarkisian ‘catches’ first fish
Alaska Air Cargo’s fish-filled freighter arrived at approximately
One of Seattle’s newest residents,
Alaska Airlines plays a significant role in supporting the
“Alaska Airlines flies more Copper River salmon throughout the season than any other airline,” said
“About 95 percent of the salmon caught in
New system-wide training program
Copper River salmon shipped on Alaska Air Cargo this season will arrive as fresh as possible to grocery stores and restaurants across the nation thanks in part to a new training program required of all employees who handle perishables such as
Defined by the seafood industry as “cool chain,” seafood processors and shippers follow these standards to ensure a temperature-controlled environment for proper food handling. The goal is to keep seafood moving expeditiously throughout its journey on Alaska Airlines and maintain a consistent temperature range from the time it leaves the water to when it arrives at stores and restaurants.
Together with sister carrier Horizon Air, Alaska Airlines transports more than 150 million pounds of cargo annually, including seafood, mail and freight, and operates the most extensive air cargo operation on the U.S. West Coast of any passenger airline.
Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in
SOURCE Alaska Airlines