As leaders fanned out across the airline’s hubs to celebrate Delta people, a key highlight for the day was the special profit-sharing payment announced as part of its 2021 financial results in January.

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Monday is Employee Appreciation Day at Delta – appropriately held on Valentine’s Day as Delta leaders fanned out across the airline’s hubs to show some extra love to employees for their resilient spirit through another year defined by the uncertainty of a global pandemic.

Dr. Henry Ting, Delta's Chief Health Officer, meets with employees in New York - LGA

Dr. Henry Ting, Delta's Chief Health Officer, meets with employees in New York - LGA.

Celebrating Nadia, one of our Sky Club team members in MSP who was integral during the Afghan refugee crisis, helping translate for the evacuees, escorting them, and making sure they were taken care of all around.

Celebrating Nadia, one of our Sky Club team members in MSP who was integral during the Afghan refugee crisis, helping translate for the evacuees, escorting them, and making sure they were taken care of all. around.

A key highlight of the day for award-winning Delta people was the special profit-sharing payment announced as part of its 2021 financial results in January. People powered Delta to be the only major U.S. airline that will report a profit during the second half of 2021 – in addition to a number of award wins, including:

In a January memo to employees, Bastian announced that 20% of the company’s second-half profit – totaling about $100 million – would go to employees. The airline is paying out $1,250 per person, with those who joined mid-year or later receiving $625.

Ed Bastian with employee

CEO Ed Bastian poses for a selfie with an employee.

CEO Ed Bastian thanked employees Monday in a series of videos tailored to the airline’s divisions: Flight Operations; In-Flight Services; Reservations and Customer Care; ACS and Cargo; Operations and Customer Center; and TechOps.

“We’re doing it because we will always - always - choose to share the success of the company with the people who make it all possible,” Bastian said.

Ed Bastian with an employee

CEO Ed Bastian greets an employee.

 Eric Phillips, S.V.P. – ACS, Cargo Ops, Clean and GSE poses with Barry Daley - OSM in Boston.

 Eric Phillips, S.V.P. – ACS, Cargo Operations, Clean and GSE poses with Barry Daley - OSM in Boston.

E.V.P. and Chief Customer Experience Officer Allison Ausband spends time scanning boarding passes at Delta's MSP hub.

Allison Ausband, E.V.P. and Chief Customer Experience Officer, spends time scanning boarding passes in Delta's MSP hub.

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