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Delta Air Lines today will pay out more than $1 billion in profit sharing, celebrating the outstanding accomplishments made possible by its employees around the world.
The $1.6 billion profit sharing pool – a record for a U.S.-based company – translates to a 16.7 percent payout for eligible employees.
“Delta would be nothing without our 90,000 people worldwide,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. “They deserve all the credit for our success, and we are proud to recognize their extraordinary work with a $1.6 billion payout – marking the sixth year in a row that Delta’s profit sharing has exceeded $1 billion.”
The airline has paid more than $6.5 billion in profits directly to its employees over the past five years – a milestone no other company has ever achieved.
“We’re often asked what sets Delta apart, and the answer is simple: our people,” said Joanne Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer. “That’s why profit sharing is one of the most important days of the year. It’s all about Delta people sharing in the success they make possible through hard work and a focus on our customers.”