ABX Air Schedules Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call

WILMINGTON, OH - Oct. 16, 2003 - ABX Air (OTC/BB: ABXA) has scheduled a conference call to discuss third quarter results for Nov. 4 at 4:30 p.m. EST (1:30 p.m. PST). Joe Hete, President and CEO, and Quint Turner, Principal Financial Officer, will host the call, which will include a question-and-answer session. ABX expects to release results from its first full quarter as an independent company at the close of market on the first Tuesday in November.

The call is scheduled for later that afternoon. The live call can be accessed by dialing (303) 262-2143, or can be heard on the web at www.abxair.com, using event ID 18151. The call will be archived for three weeks shortly after the call concludes. To hear the replay, dial (303) 590-3000 using passcode 556319#, or go to ABX Air's corporate web site.

ABX Air (www.abxair.com) is a cargo airline with a fleet of 115 aircraft that operates out of a privately owned airport in Wilmington, Ohio, and eleven hubs throughout the United States. In addition to providing airlift capacity to Airborne, a wholly owned subsidiary of DHL Worldwide Express, ABX Air provides charter and maintenance services to a diverse group of customers. With over 7,400 employees, ABX is the largest employer in a several-county area in southwestern Ohio.

For more information, contact ABX Air