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Delta Airlines gives employees enormous bonus

All 90,000 employees are receiving an extra two months' pay.
A Delta Airlines jet sits at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport in 2009. (File photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

ATLANTA (WTSP) — It’s a big company that turned huge profits, and executives decided to give every single employee an enormous bonus.

CNN reports Delta Air Lines is sharing $1.6 billion with its 90,000 employees. Each one will receive a check for 16.6 percent of their annual salary, which adds up to about two-months’ pay.

“Delta would be nothing without our 90,000 people,” CEO Ed Bastian commented on LinkedIn.

And it’s not the first time Delta has forked over a piece of the profits to its workers.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports this is actually the sixth year in a row – but Delta is not alone.

According to CNN, a 2018 University of Chicago study found that 38 percent of American workers said their company shared profits with its employees.

The average amount, however, worked out to about 5 percent of their annual pay.