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Alaska Airlines and their Special Livery Aircraft

by Matt Falcus

Alaska Airlines always adds a bit of variety for the aviation photographers out there by introducing special liveries and decals to many of its aircraft.

These are often to commemorate special events, people, colleges, or are a commercial tie-in to promote something like a movie or band.

We’ve put together this visual list of all the known special liveries currently flying with Alaska Airlines (and their partner Horizon Air).

(You can find out a little more about Alaska Airlines’ history in our look at its fleet through time here)


Salmon Thirty Salmon II

N559AS | Boeing 737-890

Salmon Thirty Seven. Photo (c) Brett Smith


Spirit of the Islands

N560AS | Boeing 737-890

Photo (c) Brett Smith


Spirit of Seattle “Boeing colors”

N512AS | Boeing 737-890

Photo (c) Brett Smith


Portland Timbers Jet

N607AS | Boeing 737-790



Honoring Those Who Serve (1st)

N570AS | Boeing 737-890

Photo (c) Brett Smith


Honoring Those Who Serve (2nd)

N265AK | Boeing 737-900ER

Boeing 737-990ER(WL), Alaska Airlines, N265AK


Honoring Those Who Serve (3rd)

N651QX | Embraer 175-200LR

Alaska Airlines (Horizon Air), Embraer 175LR, N651QX taxiing for departure at TJSJ.


Celebration of Boeing at 100 Years

N248AK | Boeing 737-990ER

Photo (c) Brett Smith


Sub-Pop Records

N587AS | Boeing 737-890

Alaska Sub Pop

A special livery promoting ‘Sub Pop’ was applied to this 737-800.


More to Love, Virgin America

N493AS | Boeing 737-990ER


More to Love (2nd)

N927VA | Airbus A321-253N

N927VA in More to Love colours. Photo (c) Martyn Cartledge


Russell Wilson “Dream Big”

N288AK | Boeing 737-900ER



Horizon Air Retro Livery

N421QX | DHC-8-402

Photo (c) Brett Smith


Alaska Airlines Disney Planes

Friendship and Beyond at Disneyland Resort

N537AS | Boeing 737-890

Photo (c) Brett Smith


The Spirit of Disneyland

N318AS | Boeing 737-990

Photo (c) Brett Smith


Toy Story 4 Plane

N589AS | Boeing 737-890



Alaska Horizon College Livery Planes

University of Alaska Anchorage “Seawolves”

N443QX | DHC-8-402NG



University of Alaska Fairbanks “Nanooks”

N441QX | DHC-8-402NG



Boise State University “Broncos”

N437QX | DHC-8-402

Photo (c) Brett Smith


Montana State University “Bobcats”

N403QX | DHC-8-402

Photo (c) Brett Smith


Oregon State University “Beavers”

N440QX | DHC-8-402NG

Bombardier Dash 8-Q402, Alaska Airlines (Horizon Air), N440QX


University of Idaho “Vandals”

N400QX | DHC-8-402



University of Montana “Grizzlies”

N402QX | DHC-8-402



University of Oregon “Ducks”

N407QX | DHC-8-402



University of Washington

N435QX | DHC-8-402



Washington State University “Cougars”

N401QX | DHC-8-402

Bombardier Dash 8-Q402 Alaska Airlines (Horizon Air) N401QX

* Former San Diego University “Aztecs” DHC-8-402 N414QX has been retired.

Thanks to Brett Smith for his help in preparing this article.




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