Mercury Air Group Renames Its Canadian General Cargo Sales Agent Company as Part of Globalization Strategy

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Mercury Air Group, Inc.

    LOS ANGELES, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercury Air Group, Inc.
 (Amex:   MAX; PCX) announced today that the Hermes Aviation division of Mercury
 Air Cargo, Inc. a Company subsidiary, has renamed its Canadian general cargo
 sales agent company as part of its globalization strategy.
     Effective immediately, Aerofreightways, Inc., will be known as Hermes
 Aviation Canada.
     "The name change is part of our strategy to extend the reach of the Hermes
 name throughout North America," said Joseph A. Czyzyk, President and Chief
 Executive Officer of Mercury Air Group, Inc., the parent company.  "Hermes
 Aviation enjoys a reputation as a leader in the field of commercial airline
 marketing and sales representation, and we are proud to add Hermes Aviation
 Canada to our Mexican division, Hermes Aviation de Mexico, S.A."
     Hermes Aviation services include cargo and passenger marketing and sales,
 management services in the areas of accounting, financial and airport
 operations and cargo handling supervision.  Hermes Aviation serves as general
 cargo sales agent for an impressive list of more than 20 leading international
 carriers, including British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Asiana Airlines, LAN
 Chile, Nippon Cargo Airlines, South African Airways and Virgin Atlantic.
 During the 2000 fiscal year, Hermes Aviation generated revenues in excess of
 $65 million for its airline clients.  "We are proud of the accomplishments of
 Hermes Aviation and look forward to continuing to serve the Canadian cargo
 market under the Hermes name," said Arturo Horton, Vice President and General
 Manager of Hermes Aviation, Inc.
     Chris Coombs, Vice President of Hermes Aviation Canada, said he is pleased
 to come under the Hermes umbrella.
     "By adopting the Hermes name, we will be able to create synergies as never
 before and more effectively market our operations," said Coombs, adding, "Our
 airline clients will know simply from our name that we provide the highest
 level of service in the industry."
 
     Hermes Aviation operates sales offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco,
 Seattle, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, and New York, in the U.S.; Toronto and
 Montreal, in Canada; Mexico City and Guadalajara, Mexico; and a network of
 correspondents in Latin America, Asia, and Europe.
 
     Mercury Air Group, Inc. is a worldwide provider of aviation petroleum
 products, air cargo services and transportation, aviation information
 technology and support services to international and domestic commercial
 airlines, general and business aviation and U.S. government aircraft.
 
     Statements contained in this news release, which are not historical facts,
 are forward looking statements as that item is defined in the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such forward-looking statements are
 subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
 materially from estimated results. Such risks and uncertainties are detailed
 in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 

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    LOS ANGELES, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercury Air Group, Inc.
 (Amex:   MAX; PCX) announced today that the Hermes Aviation division of Mercury
 Air Cargo, Inc. a Company subsidiary, has renamed its Canadian general cargo
 sales agent company as part of its globalization strategy.
     Effective immediately, Aerofreightways, Inc., will be known as Hermes
 Aviation Canada.
     "The name change is part of our strategy to extend the reach of the Hermes
 name throughout North America," said Joseph A. Czyzyk, President and Chief
 Executive Officer of Mercury Air Group, Inc., the parent company.  "Hermes
 Aviation enjoys a reputation as a leader in the field of commercial airline
 marketing and sales representation, and we are proud to add Hermes Aviation
 Canada to our Mexican division, Hermes Aviation de Mexico, S.A."
     Hermes Aviation services include cargo and passenger marketing and sales,
 management services in the areas of accounting, financial and airport
 operations and cargo handling supervision.  Hermes Aviation serves as general
 cargo sales agent for an impressive list of more than 20 leading international
 carriers, including British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Asiana Airlines, LAN
 Chile, Nippon Cargo Airlines, South African Airways and Virgin Atlantic.
 During the 2000 fiscal year, Hermes Aviation generated revenues in excess of
 $65 million for its airline clients.  "We are proud of the accomplishments of
 Hermes Aviation and look forward to continuing to serve the Canadian cargo
 market under the Hermes name," said Arturo Horton, Vice President and General
 Manager of Hermes Aviation, Inc.
     Chris Coombs, Vice President of Hermes Aviation Canada, said he is pleased
 to come under the Hermes umbrella.
     "By adopting the Hermes name, we will be able to create synergies as never
 before and more effectively market our operations," said Coombs, adding, "Our
 airline clients will know simply from our name that we provide the highest
 level of service in the industry."
 
     Hermes Aviation operates sales offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco,
 Seattle, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, and New York, in the U.S.; Toronto and
 Montreal, in Canada; Mexico City and Guadalajara, Mexico; and a network of
 correspondents in Latin America, Asia, and Europe.
 
     Mercury Air Group, Inc. is a worldwide provider of aviation petroleum
 products, air cargo services and transportation, aviation information
 technology and support services to international and domestic commercial
 airlines, general and business aviation and U.S. government aircraft.
 
     Statements contained in this news release, which are not historical facts,
 are forward looking statements as that item is defined in the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such forward-looking statements are
 subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
 materially from estimated results. Such risks and uncertainties are detailed
 in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
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