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World's Largest King Salmon
Photo By Lisa Thompson


November 08, 2005

Ketchikan, Alaska - The really big one... the "Salmon Thirty Salmon," a Boeing 737 painted in the likeness of an Alaska Wild Salmon was photographed at the Ketchikan International Airport Sunday.

The "Salmon-Thirty-Salmon," sporting the glimmering image of a wild Alaska king salmon, is among the world's most intricately painted commercial airplanes. Complete with shiny scales, a dorsal fin and gills, the livery on the Alaska Airlines 737-400 passenger aircraft is the result of a dedicated team of 30 painters working nearly nonstop for 24 days.

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This year, Alaska Airlines said they will fly more than 30 million pounds of seafood from Alaska to markets in the continental United States, Mexico and Canada. Streamlined flight schedules and state-of-the-art storage facilities allow much of that seafood to travel from Alaskan waters to market and restaurant destinations anywhere in the United States in less than 24 hours.


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