ABX Air Purchases Extended-Range Boeing 767 Aircraft

WILMINGTON, OH - August 6, 2007 - ABX Air (NASDAQ:ABXA) said today it has agreed to purchase from Air China Limited a B767-200 extended-range aircraft equipped with two Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4E engines.

ABX Air intends to use this aircraft principally to support customers requiring long-range, international lift capacity. ABX Air's projected total cost to purchase, modify and put the aircraft into revenue service is approximately $23 million.


An ABX Air Boeing 767-200 sits on the ramp in Wilmington, Ohio.

"This investment in additional 767 lift capacity reflects our confidence in the growth and vitality of the air cargo market, particularly outside the United States," ABX Air President and CEO Joe Hete said. "We continue to expand our presence in the ACMI charter industry, and look forward to adding this aircraft to our 767s already deployed with ACMI customers serving the South American and Asia/Pacific markets."

The aircraft will be delivered to ABX Air in the fourth quarter of 2007 and then sent to VEM Maintenance & Engineering Inc. in Porto Alegre, Brazil, for cargo conversion. It is expected to enter service for ABX Air's charter/ACMI customers in the second quarter of 2008, likely becoming the 43rd 767 in ABX Air's fleet of over 100 aircraft.

The Air China Limited 767 (MSN: 23307) is the first extended range aircraft ABX Air has purchased. After cargo conversion, it will have greater payload/range capability than ABX Air's existing 767-200s, while retaining their fuel-efficiency, reliability and all-weather capabilities.

ABX Air is a cargo airline that operates out of Wilmington, Ohio, and 16 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.

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this release contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. ABX Air, Inc.'s actual results may differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the timely delivery and modification of the aircraft, ABX Air's ability to effectively deploy the aircraft into revenue service and other factors that are contained from time to time in ABX Air's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including ABX Air's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers should carefully review this release and should not place undue reliance on the Company's forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements were based on information, plans and estimates as of the date of this release. ABX Air undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, new information, future events or other changes.

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