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Alaska Airlines unveils 'Salmon-Thirty-Salmon II'

Alaska Airlines, in partnership with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), has announced the return of one of its most beloved airplane designs: The Salmon-Thirty-Salmon.

The new version of the design splashes the image of a highly detailed, sea-bright king salmon nearly from nose to tail on one of the airline's jets.

The new image was derived from the previous design, which was carried on a Boeing 737-400 from 2005 until last year.

The new plane, the "Salmon-Thirty-Salmon II," is a Boeing 737-800, and that means it's the heaviest king salmon ever to exist.

Marilyn Romano, Alaska Airlines' regional vice president of the state of Alaska, said in the announcement, "This airplane celebrates Alaska Airlines' unique relationship with the people and communities of Alaska and underscores our air transport commitment to the state's seafood industry. Because the new design will be featured on a larger 737-800, this 91,000-pound king will boldly promote the world's finest seafood from the Hawaiian Islands to Boston and beyond."

"Alaska Airlines has a long history of supporting the Alaska seafood industry, and this special plane celebrates that commitment," ASMI Executive Director Ray Riutta said. "We're proud to partner with the state's hometown airline."

Read more from Alaska Airlines, here.

Craig Medred

Craig Medred is a former writer for the Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Dispatch and Alaska Dispatch News. He left the ADN in 2015.