2004 Press Release Archive

REED NAMED DIRECTOR OF LOGISTICS SERVICES
(12/29/04) Todd Reed was named Director of Logistics Services earlier this month, reporting to Tom Poynter, Senior Vice President of Ground Operations for ABX Air.

ABX AIR RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM SECOND IN OHIO
(12/28/04) The ABX Air Relay for Life Team gathered more support in 2004 than ever before, netting $67,000 in donations for the American Cancer Society (ACS) event.

ABX AIR PROMOTES QUINT TURNER TO CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
(12/21/04) ABX Air announced today that Quint Turner has been named Chief Financial Officer.

ABX AIR AWARDED USPS CONTRACT TO OPERATE AIR NETWORK DURING HOLIDAYS
(11/29/04) ABX Air announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the US Postal Service to manage an air network to transport mail during the busy holiday season.

ABX AIR, INC., REPORTS INCREASE IN THIRD QUARTER EARNINGS TO $7.1 MILLION
(11/9/04) ABX Air, Inc., reported today that for the quarter ended September 30, 2004, net earnings were $7.1 million, or $0.12 per diluted share. Net earnings improved from the third quarter of 2003, when ABX earned $4.4 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, excluding a 2003 impairment charge.

GOVERNOR TAFT OPENS ABX AIR EMPLOYEE HEALTHCARE CENTER
(10/29/04) ABX Air announced the grand opening of an on-site healthcare center located at ABX Air's Wilmington, Ohio, headquarters. Ohio Governor Robert Taft was on hand to cut the grand opening ribbon.

ABX AIR TO STAFF AND OPERATE SEVEN NEW DHL REGIONAL SORT CENTERS
(9/8/04) ABX Air announced today that it will be staffing and operating seven new regional sort centers for DHL. The first facility will be located in Denver, Colorado, and is scheduled to begin operating on September 10, 2004.

ABX AIR 767 FREIGHTER MAKES FIRST REVENUE FLIGHT
(8/17/04) Sporting a new look for ABX Air, the first Boeing 767-200 to be converted from a traditional passenger aircraft to a special freighter configuration made its first revenue flight from ABX Air headquarters in Wilmington, Ohio, to Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

ABX AIR SUBSIDIARY TO MANAGE INDIANAPOLIS HASP FOR US POSTAL SERVICE
(8/12/04) ABX Air announced today that its subsidiary, ABX Cargo Services, has been awarded the contract to manage the U.S. Postal Service's terminal handling activities at the Indianapolis Hub and Spoke Program ("HASP") in Indiana.

ABX AIR, INC., REPORTS SECOND QUARTER EARNINGS OF $5.8 MILLION
(8/3/04) ABX Air, Inc., reported today that for the quarter ended June 30, 2004, net earnings were $5.8 million, or $0.10 per share, on revenues of $274.7 million. Net earnings improved from the second quarter of 2003, when ABX earned $3.6 million, or $0.06 per diluted share on revenues of $297.0 million.

ABX AIR EMPLOYEES CELEBRATE RIDE YOUR BIKE TO WORK DAY
(8/3/04) On Wednesday, July 21, ABX Air participated in "Ride Your Bike to Work" day. Over 30 employees rode their motorcycles to work and displayed them in front of the Administration Building throughout the day.

ABX AIR EARNS DIAMOND AWARD FROM FAA
(7/29/04) ABX Air, Inc., earned the Diamond Award from the FAA for training completed in 2003.

ABX AIR'S POYNTER SPEAKS AT AM ROTARY
(7/19/04) Tom Poynter, Senior Vice President of Ground Operations for ABX Air, Inc., was the guest speaker at Friday's AM Rotary meeting.

ABX AIR EARNS TWO SILVERS AND A BRONZE
(7/16/04) ABX Air, Inc., Multi Media Information Coordinator Sherri Krazl earned recognition from the IABC both on the local and regional level at the recent IABC/Dayton 2003-2004 Bronze Quill Awards.

ABX AIR RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE TOP OHIO TEAMS AT RELAY
(7/14/04) The ABX Air Relay For Life team raised more than $50,000 by this year's closing ceremony, making them one of the top teams from Ohio.

NLRB ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE STRIKES DOWN ALPA'S CLAIM FOR ABX AIR BUSINESS
(7/7/04) ABX Air announced today that an Administrative Law Judge for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has found that the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) violated federal labor laws....

FLIGHT TESTS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY
(7/1/04) On Tuesday, July 6, 2004, people in the vicinity of the Wilmington airport may see a DC-9 aircraft flying lower and at higher speeds than normal. This is a specific requirement for a test flight being conducted by ABX Air, Inc., to verify the accuracy of newly installed aircraft equipment.

DHL ANNOUNCES CONSOLIDATION AT WILMINGTON AIR PARK
(6/25/04) ABX Air was advised by DHL that it will consolidate air hub operations in the U.S. at Wilmington Air Park, headquarters for ABX Air, and add seven new regional sort centers to its network.

ABX AIR AND ORION TEAM UP ON HARDWARE
(6/15/04) ABX Air, Inc., and ORION Rehabilitation Center, Inc., have entered into an agreement on a hardware-sorting project that both hope to find beneficial.

ABX AIR HIRING SORTERS
(6/10/04) ABX Air, Inc., is seeking employees to work as part-time, third-shift package sorters in its sort facility in Wilmington, Ohio.

ABX AIR, INC., HOLDS FIRST SHAREHOLDERS MEETING
(5/6/04) ABX Air, Inc., held its first shareholders meeting today at Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio, at 11 a.m.

ABX AIR, INC., REPORTS FIRST QUARTER EARNINGS OF $6.0 MILLION
(5/3/04) ABX Air, Inc., today reported that for the quarter ended March 31, 2004, revenues were $276.7 million and net earnings were $6.0 million, or $0.10 per diluted share. For the first quarter of 2003, ABX earned $3.7 million, or $0.06 per diluted share on revenues of $310.7 million.

ABX AIR WELCOMES ELDRIDGE BACK TO WORK
(4/8/04) Monday, March 22, 2004 was Alan Eldridge's first day at work at ABX Air in over a year. Eldridge, called to active duty as part of the 445th Airlift wing of the US Air Force Reserves, was stationed at Wright Patterson AFB.

ABX AIR SIGNS CREDIT FACILITY WITH BANK ONE, AS AGENT, AND PNC BANK
(4/5/04) ABX Air today announced it has signed a $35 million, three-year syndicated credit facility with Bank One, NA as agent, and PNC Bank as a participant.

ABX AIR PRESENTS FIRST OF NEW AWARD
(3/5/04) At a company meeting President and CEO of ABX Air, Inc., Joe Hete and Vice President of Air Park Services Rusty Smethwick recognized two employees with the first Wings of Excellence awards.

ABX AIR SCHEDULES FIRST ANNUAL MEETING
(3/4/04) ABX Air today announced the details for its first Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held May 6, for shareholders of record on March 31, 2004. The meeting will begin at 11:00 am EDT at the Roberts Convention Center in Wilmington.

ABX AIR, INC., REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER PROFIT
(2/23/04) ABX Air, Inc., today reported a profit in its first full quarter of operations as an independent company. For the fourth quarter of 2003, ABX Air reported revenue of $274.1 million and net earnings of $7.6 million or $0.13 per diluted share.

ABX AIR WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR BLOOD DRIVE EXCELLENCE
(2/6/04) Community Blood Center (CBC) is pleased to announce that Wilmington, Ohio-based ABX Air, Inc. is the winner of a 2003 America's Blood Centers (ABC) Platinum Blood Drive Award of Excellence in the Employer Category.

ABX AIR EMPLOYEES SUPPORT COMMUNITY
(1/23/04) "Building Better Communities" served as the rallying point for the ABX Air, Inc., fall charity drive. Each year employees have the opportunity to donate outright or through payroll deduction in support of community organizations.

ABX AIR ANNOUNCES VICE PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS
(1/15/04) ABX President and CEO Joe Hete recently announced two Vice Presidential appointments. Corporate Director of Human Resources Gene Rhodes was appointed Vice President of Human Resources. Corporate Secretary/Counsel Joe Payne will continue reporting to Hete as Vice President, Corporate Secretary, and General Counsel.

ABX AIR FILLS TWO BOARD VACANCIES, ADDING FINANCIAL EXPERT AND TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE
(1/12/04) ABX Air announced today John D. Geary and Jeffrey J. Vorholt have been elected to fill two vacancies on the company's Board of Directors.

ABX AIR ISSUES 395,100 ADDITIONAL SHARES AS FINAL AIRBORNE CONVERTIBLES ARE TENDERED
(1/5/04) ABX Air announced today the company has issued 395,100 additional shares of common stock, the last such shares to be issued in accordance with the terms of Airborne's convertible securities.