ATLANTA, April 9, 2009 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced it will add $6 million to employees’ paychecks for meeting February operational performance goals. Delta’s monthly incentive payouts are based on U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) data, reported today, as well as the company’s own internal goals.
During February, Delta employees worked to deliver top-tier operational performance for customers, meeting incentive goals for flight completion, on-time performance and baggage handling. The extra pay amounted to approximately $100 each, for most eligible employees. This is on top of a payout of $4.5 million for January performance.
“When co-workers meet operational performance goals, it’s a win-win for them and our customers,” said Mike Campbell, Delta’s executive vice president - Human Resources and Labor Relations. “We’ve always said that co-workers will share in the success they help create and incentive pay is part of that commitment.”
In 2008, the Delta Shared Rewards Program and Northwest Performance Incentive Plan paid out more than $58 million to employees. In total, last year Delta employees received more than $275 million in combined incentive and profit sharing payouts.
Delta Air Lines is the world’s largest airline. From its hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City, Amsterdam and Tokyo-Narita, Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 368 destinations in 66 countries and serve more than 170 million passengers each year. Delta’s marketing alliances allow customers to earn and redeem either SkyMiles or WorldPerks on more than 16,000 daily flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta‘s more than 70,000 employees worldwide are reshaping the aviation industry as the only U.S. airline to offer a full global network. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and flight status at delta.com.