Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) employees have received their portion of the company´s USD1.5 billion profit sharing earned in 2015, the largest payout in the history of corporate profit sharing programs, the company said.
Individual payouts equal more than 21 percent of employees´ eligible 2015 earnings.
The airline erected a 50-foot tall greeting card at the Delta General Offices, which included the names of every Delta employee, all 80,000 of them.
The airline also thanked employees with ad placements in US newspapers, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, among others.
Delta reported a historic adjusted pre-tax profit of USD5.9 billion for 2015 and had an industry-leading year in operational excellence including a total of 161 days with zero mainline cancellations and an on-time rate of 85.9 percent.
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft.