Fishy Business: How Alaska Airlines Delivers Copper River Salmon

DALLAS – Yesterday, Alaska Airlines (AS) delivered the season’s first salmon to Seattle Tacoma Airport (SEA), marking a splashy beginning to the summer fishing season.

The first shipment of nearly 17,200 pounds of salmon was flown by Alaska Air Cargo, and is the first shipment of the season that stretches through September.

Copper River Salmon grow up to 50 pounds and travel over 300 miles from the ocean to reach their spawning grounds. The treacherous journey requires the fish to store extra energy in the form of fat, which is what creates the distinct flavor and texture of Copper River Salmon.

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Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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