ABX Air Awards Gold Wings Of Excellence

Five Employees Earn the Top Honor

WILMINGTON, OH - March 5, 2007 - ABX Air (NASDAQ:ABXA) - Five ABX Air employees were awarded the company's top honor recently - the Gold Wings of Excellence. Senior Equipment Maintenance Mechanic Larry Boitnott; Field Supervisor, East Region Aircraft Maintenance Carlos Cock; Field Supervisor, North Region Aircraft Maintenance Fasiel Flash; Senior Equipment Maintenance Mechanic Dale Johnson; and Transportation Ramp Operations worker Russell Lewis, all demonstrated incredible value to the company through their dedication and ability to think quickly as situations demanded it.


Gold Wings of Excellence winners pictured from left to right: Russell Lewis, Larry Boitnott, Fasiel Flash, Carlos Cock, and Dale Johnson.

"This is a special group of people," said Joe Hete, President and CEO of ABX Air. "Only a small number of employees earn this recognition, and this group certainly deserved it."

Boitnott, Johnson and Lewis were recognized for reacting quickly to situations and keeping people and equipment safe. Flash and Cock were recognized for the many hours and miles they have put in to keep operations on track in their areas.

"We recognize these employees - the best of the best - both for what they do and for the leadership model they represent to other ABX employees," added Hete.

The Gold Wings of Excellence Award was created to formally recognize and reward a few select employees who demonstrate by job performance and behavior an outstanding commitment to the ABX Air Corporate Values. Such performance has been demonstrated in a wide range of functions and activities, but the common elements are outstanding achievement, leadership, dedication and creativity. Gold Wings winners are carefully chosen each year from among a large group of employees who received the Silver Wings of Excellence Award during the previous 12 months.

ABX Air is a cargo airline that operates out of Wilmington, Ohio, and 17 hubs throughout the United States. In addition to providing airlift capacity and sort facility staffing to DHL, ABX Air provides charter, maintenance and package handling services to a diverse group of customers. ABX Air is the largest employer in a several-county area in southwestern Ohio.

Contact: Beth Huber
ABX Air, Inc.
(937)366-2536
www.abxair.com