'Salmon-Thirty-Salmon II' aircraft underscores carrier's role in transporting Alaska seafood
5/14/2012 11:00 a.m.
ANCHORAGE — Alaska Airlines and the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute today unveiled the world's largest king salmon. Stretching nearly 129 feet, the fish-themed design will adorn a Boeing 737-800 and be revealed this fall.
The new "Salmon-Thirty-Salmon II" design is derived from an earlier version of the paint scheme Alaska Airlines unveiled on a 737-400 in 2005, which was re-painted with the carrier's traditional Eskimo livery last year. In addition to sporting the glimmering image of a wild Alaska king salmon like the original "Salmon-Thirty-Salmon," the new design is about nine feet longer and also features fish scales on the winglets and a salmon-pink colored "Alaska" script across the fuselage. The design is.... http://splash.alaskasworld.com/Newsroom/ASNews/ASstories/AS_20120514_105922.asp
... The "Salmon-Thirty-Salmon II" replaces the original "Salmon-Thirty-Salmon," which debuted in 2005, but was repainted with the airlines' traditional Eskimo design last year... http://www.ktva.com/news/local/Alaska-Airlines-and-Alaska-Seafood-Marketing-Institute-Unveil-Salmon-Plane-Design-151421015.html
Ready, set, sockeye ... and king salmon too
Posted 05/11/2012 by - Margaret Bauman In upscale seafood markets and restaurants in Alaska and around the country, they’re getting ready to go wild, buying up and cooking up that wonderful affirmation of spring, wild Copper River sockeye and Chinook salmon.... http://thecordovatimes.com/article/1219ready-set-sockeye-and-king-salmon-too
Fork Dork: These Kings are Wild By Chris Nishiwaki May 13, 2012 Wild caught Copper River King Salmon is highly anticipated by consumers, driving the price of the fish, in some cases, upwards of $50 per pound.Seafood consultant Jon Rowley is the king of Copper River King Salmon. It was Rowley who, in 1983, transformed how Copper River King Salmon was treated, raising it from frozen and canned salmon for export to a delicacy anticipated every spring like school children anticipate the end of the school year. “(In 1983) the quality was horrible,” Rowley said..... http://kirkland.patch.com/articles/fork-dork-these-kings-are-wild-f6d1f491