Delta airlines employees receive 2 months salary in huge $1.6B profit sharing bonus.

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Delta Air Lines employees are going to be feeling the love on Valentine’s Day this year.

The airline’s CEO announced Monday that Delta will pay out a record $1.6 billion in profit sharing to its employees next month.

The bonus payment to the Atlanta-based company’s 90,000 employees on Feb. 14 will be equivalent to about two months’ salary, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said at a Cobb Chamber event Monday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

This is the sixth straight year that Delta has paid out profit-sharing bonuses of more than $1 billion, and this year’s total surpasses the record of $1.5 billion in 2016 that Delta paid out.

“Appreciate the shout, Bill, but Delta would be nothing without our 90,000 people,” Bastian replied. “They deserve all the credit.”

The profit-sharing announcement came just days after four teachers filed a lawsuit against Delta for negligence after a plane bound for China dumped jet fuel over a Los Angeles schoolyard and buildings, exposing at least 20 children to the fumes and skin irritation.



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