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Alaska Air Cargo delivers season's first salmon

Alaska Air Cargo delivered the season's first shipment of Copper River salmon to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

The arrival of the fish marks the start of the summer salmon season, a time that seafood lovers look forward to.

The Alaska Airlines plane arrived with Copper River king and sockeye salmon from three seafood processors: Ocean Beauty Seafoods, Trident Seafoods and Copper River Seafoods.

"We're proud to be the first to bring wild and sustainable Copper River salmon to seafood lovers across the country, in many cases within 24 hours after the fish is caught," Betsy Bacon, managing director of Alaska Air Cargo, said. "With so much demand for sustainable wild Alaska seafood, airline crews in South-Central and Southeast Alaska will kick into high gear to ship more than 2 million pounds of salmon across our 95-city network."

Other Alaska Airlines flights will transport salmon from Cordova, Alaska, to Anchorage, Seattle and across the U.S.