Delta Employees Earn $372 Million in Profit Sharing for 2012 Performance

   Delta Employees Earn $372 Million in Profit Sharing for 2012 Performance

Third consecutive year airline pays profit sharing; $949 million in total

Profit sharing and operational performance incentives total $463.2 million in
additional performance pay for 2012

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Feb. 13, 2013

ATLANTA, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) tomorrow
will pay $372 million in earned profit sharing as part of the company's
commitment to recognize its 80,000 employees for their crucial role in
achieving financial and operational goals in 2012. Employees' individual
payouts will equal 6.67 percent of their eligible 2012 earnings.

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"This year's profit sharing payment is a reflection of the hard work and
dedication Delta people have shown in delivering what our customers have come
to expect – great operations and service," said Delta CEO Richard Anderson.
"Profit sharing is not only a demonstration of appreciation for employees'
hard work in 2012, it's an investment in improving our customer experience on
Delta now and in the future."

Along with base pay, Delta's additional compensation elements like the Delta
Annual Profit Sharing Plan and "Shared Rewards" program, which pays monthly
bonuses for meeting corporate operational goals, are designed to allow
employees to earn more when the company performs well. In 2012, Delta
employees earned $91 million in "Shared Rewards," which, combined with profit
sharing, results in a total of $463 million in performance pay for 2012. The
company has paid out more than $1.1 billion in profit sharing and "Shared
Rewards" over the past three years.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the
past year, Delta won 33 airline industry awards sweeping the major corporate
travel surveys including Business Travel News, Travel Weekly, TravelAge West,
Recommend Magazine and The Beat. With an industry-leading global network,
Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 319 destinations in
59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000
employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A
founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the
industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and
Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers
more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati,
Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK,
Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's
service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline
loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50
Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $3 billion
in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance
the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in
for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

Contact: Delta Corporate Communications, +1-404-715-2554
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