Alaska Airlines - Paint the Plane Contest



In January 2011, the Portland Timbers and Alaska Airlines teamed up to launch a special ‘Paint the Plane’ art contest asking fans to create artwork to adorn an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-700. Entries were judged based on originality, creativity and the ability to express the Portland Timbers brand by a group of Alaska Airlines and Timbers representatives.

Elements of the two first-place designs created by Paul Wright, of Portland, and John Bode of San Mateo, Calif., were combined into a final design that now adorns an Alaska Airlines 737-700 jet and flies throughout the carrier’s network. One runner up and seven honorable mentions were also recognized.


Paul Wright
First Place


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John Bode
First Place

 


Lee Zeman
Runner Up


Kristopher Bladow
Honorable Mention


Miguel Interian
Honorable Mention


Darin Fisher
Honorable Mention


Mary Kysar
Honorable Mention

Damon Law
Honorable Mention

 

Steven Mendes
Honorable Mention

Taylor Vossen
Honorable Mention

The final design of the Timbers-themed airplane was unveiled during a special event at Portland International Airport in early May and immediately entered regular service to all cities currently served by Alaska Airlines with a 737-700.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air together offer more nonstop flights (serving 27 different destinations), more daily flights (90 a day) and more California service (39 flights daily to 12 California destinations) from Portland International Airport than any other carrier. Customers can learn more at www.alaskaair.com/pdx.