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SOS Rhino : In the News : Archived News : June 2001 : World Airways awarded contract to support World Wildlife Foundation; company transports endangered rhinos from Africa to U.S.

World Airways awarded contract to support World Wildlife Foundation; company transports endangered rhinos from Africa to U.S.

June 11, 2001

PEACHTREE CITY, GA - World Airways, Inc. today announced that it had successfully flown eight White Rhinos from South Africa to Orlando, Florida, and Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, under a contract with Global Animal Transport on behalf of the World Wildlife Foundation.

There are five species of rhinoceros remaining in the world, with the White Rhino being the most endangered. There were five females and three males in the shipment that are ultimately destined to be delivered to the Busch Gardens Zoo in Tampa, Florida, and the Dallas/Ft. Worth Zoo in Texas. World Airways worked with Global Animal Transport to support the World Wildlife Foundation's project to breed animals and expand the gene pools of captive animal populations, with the ultimate goal of returning the animals back to their natural habitat in the wild. Zoos all over the world are combining their resources to promote the captive breeding of endangered species like the White Rhino.

Hollis L. Harris, World Airways chairman and CEO, said, "World Airways is proud to be a part of this very important effort to preserve endangered species of wildlife around the world, and we look forward to supporting the needs of the World Wildlife Foundation in the future."

Utilizing a well-maintained fleet of international range, wide-body aircraft, World Airways has an enviable record of safety, reliability and customer service spanning 53 years. The Company is a U.S. certificated air carrier providing customized transportation services for major international passenger and cargo carriers, the United States military and international leisure tour operators. Recognized for its modern aircraft, flexibility and ability to provide superior service, World Airways meets the needs of businesses and governments around the globe.

("Safe Harbor" statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the impact of competition in the market for air transportation services, the cyclical nature of the air carrier business, reliance on key marketing relationships, fluctuations in operating results and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic reports filed with the SEC (which reports are available from the Company upon request). These various risks and uncertainties may cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any of the forward looking statements made by, or on behalf of the Company in this release.)



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