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In time for peak fishing season

Starting today, 23 April 2024, Alaska Air Cargo’s freighter fleet will expand its reach to Los Angeles (LAX) – the first time its dedicated freighters, which serve 20 communities in the state of Alaska, will connect to cities beyond Seattle (SEA) in the lower 48.


The two newest 737-800BCF freighters can carry 4,535 more kg than the company’s three 737-700 freighters. Many of the groceries, household goods and essential medicine shipping into the state of Alaska come from Southern California, and this new freighter route will streamline that supply chain, said Adam Drouhard, managing director for Alaska Air Cargo.


The bigger freighters will also be in full service in time for the height of the salmon fishing season, allowing fresh sustainable sockeye from Bristol Bay and other fisheries to reach markets in the lower 48 more quickly. (cj)




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