In 2005, the airline unveiled the first Salmon-Thirty-Salmon on a Boeing 737-400. That livery was retired and painted over last year. Those who were fans of the fish-themed livery wereÂ disappointedÂ and I know I have been hoping for a second version since.
TheÂ â€œSalmon-Thirty-SalmonÂ IIâ€ will be nine feet longer and will feature salmon colored titles on theÂ fuselage. Also, check out those scales on the winglets — not too shabby. Alaska plans toÂ unveilÂ the new salmon livery sometime this fall.
â€œThis airplane celebratesÂ AlaskaÂ Airlinesâ€™ unique relationship with the peopleÂ and communities ofÂ AlaskaÂ and underscores our air transport commitment to theÂ stateâ€™s seafood industry,â€ said Marilyn Romano,Â AlaskaÂ Airlinesâ€™ regional viceÂ president of the state ofÂ Alaska. â€œBecause the new design will be featured on aÂ larger 737-800, this 91,000-pound king will boldly promote the worldâ€™s finestÂ seafood from the Hawaiian Islands to Boston and beyond.â€
Speaking of Salmon, Alaska Airlines will beÂ celebratingÂ the first Copper River Salmon delivery with an early morning cook off this Friday. Once again, I will be getting up early to welcome the salmon and enjoy what the cooks are able to create.