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SEATTLE -- January 4, 2000
Effective February 7, 2000, Airborne Express will be implementing a three percent fuel surcharge for shipments moving through its transportation network. The fuel surcharge will apply to all Domestic, Canadian, and International Express shipments.

"During 1999, the cost of fuel needed to maintain regular operations increased significantly," said Robert Brazier, Airborne’s president. "Airborne held off making any pricing adjustments in the hope fuel prices would stabilize. Unfortunately, the continued high price of fuel forces us to implement this temporary surcharge. We will continue monitoring fuel prices, and look forward to removing the surcharge when fuel costs return to historical levels," concluded Brazier.

The surcharge will apply to shipping charges only, and will not affect the cost of other services such as cargo insurance, weekend deliveries, or related services. The status of the fuel surcharge can be found on Airborne’s web site at www.airborne.com.

For information on Airborne's fuel surcharge on International Air Freight shipments, click here.

For more than 50 years, Airborne Express has served the shipping needs of business customers around the world. Today, Airborne offers total distribution solutions by providing time-sensitive delivery of documents, letters, small packages, and freight to virtually every U.S. ZIP code and more than 200 countries. Customers can select from a variety of services including same-day, next-morning, next-afternoon or second-day delivery, air freight, ocean service, and logistics management.

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