DL Employees Get Piece Of Biggest Profit Sharing Payout In U.S. History

Delta Air Lines employees have received their portion of the company's $1.5 billion profit earned in 2015 – the largest payout in the history of corporate profit sharing programs. Individual payouts equalled more than 21% of employees' eligible 2015 earnings. 

"We are often asked what makes Delta different," said Delta's CEO Richard Anderson and President Ed Bastian in a memo sent to employees. "The difference is you. Our unique people-focused culture, built on the Rules of the Road and working together, is the advantage that none of our competitors can match."  

To take record-setting one step further, the airline erected a 50 ft. tall greeting card at the Delta General Offices, which included the names of all 80,000 DL employees.

Delta reported a historic adjusted pre-tax profit of $5.9 billion for 2015 and had an industry-leading year operationally including a total of 161 days with zero mainline cancellations and an on-time rate of 85.9%.

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