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|AIRBORNE EXPRESS ACHIEVES MILESTONE - TOPS ONE MILLION SHIPMENTS PER DAY|
SEATTLE -- November 15, 1995 -- For the first time in the company's 50 year history, Airborne Express surpassed the one million shipments per day mark. The milestone was reached during the week of November 6 when 5,046,097 packages were shipped.
Being the fastest growing domestic air express carrier in the U.S. for ten years, Airborne has continually made infrastructure improvements including the recent completion of a $120 million investment to add a second runway to Airborne hub center in Wilmington , Ohio. That investment allows planes to make simultaneous landings and takeoffs, thus increasing the system's capacity for packages.
"As the only air express carrier in the country to own and operate an airport, we can offer our customers unparalleled security and quality control as well as increased flexibility to our distribution network," said Carl Donaway, president of Airborne's airline subsidiary, ABX Air Inc.