Delta Air Lines is to pay $1.1bn to its employees under a profit-sharing scheme – the largest payment in the company’s history.
Total individual payouts will equal more than 16 per cent of employees’ eligible 2014 earnings, which equates to an average of nearly two months’ salary.
In October 2014, Delta paid a five per cent advance on profit shares to employees.
The 2014 payout is a record for the airline industry and among the highest for any US corporation.
“It is essential for our employees to have an ownership stake in our business and share in the record-breaking achievements they helped create,” said Richard Anderson, Delta’s CEO.