Employees of the airline company Delta got a welcome surprise last week when the corporation announced it would be distributing $1.6 billion to its 90,000 employees, effectively giving them two months' pay as a bonus.
Ed Bastian, the chief executive officer of the company, called 2019 "a truly outstanding year on all fronts" and "the best in Delta's history," both operationally and financially. Workers will receive a bonus of about 16 percent of their yearly salary. Both full- and part-time employees will be included.
A spokesman for Delta said that the company has paid out more than $1 billion in worker bonuses every year for the past six years. Bastian, meanwhile, predicted "another year of strong results" in 2020.