Delta sharing $1.4B in profits with employees, including $595M in Georgia

A Delta Air Lines plane taxis toward a gate between other Delta planes at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, U.S., on Monday, July 20, 2009.

Valentine's Day is pretty sweet for employees of Delta Air Lines this year.

According to a press release, employees across the globe are receiving a check for 10.4% of their eligible earnings (about one month's pay) as part of Delta's profit-sharing program.

Delta, which has 100,000 employees, has paid out $11 billion to its employees through its profit-sharing program since 2007.

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Delta says sharing success is a foundational component of their values-driven business model and a core aspect of the company's culture.

"Rewarding our people is fundamental to who we are at Delta. It’s always my No. 1 priority to take care of the Delta team, and today is a prime opportunity to recognize their dedication and efforts in 2023," said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. "This year’s $1.4 billion payout along with our global annual celebrations represent just one of the ways we’re able to demonstrate our gratitude and love for a well-deserving team."

This is how much employees are receiving:

Georgia - $595 million
New York - $185 million
Minnesota - $124 million
Michigan - $110 million
California - $86 million
Washington - $77 million
Utah – $76 million
Florida - $32 million
Massachusetts - $20 million

EMEAI - $4.4 million
Latin America - $2 million
NAM (Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands and Bermuda) - $1.8 million
Asia-Pacific - $5.4 million

This year's payout is up 146% from the profit-sharing payment last year, according to CNN.

Delta is based in Atlanta.