Dozens of employees of United and Continental Airlines will be getting bonus checks at Denver International Airport on Tuesday.
United Continental Holdings said it will distribute $265 million in profit sharing to employees.
All eligible employees will receive about 5 percent of their annual pay for profit sharing.
"We are sharing the results of working together by distributing more than a quarter of a billion dollars in profit sharing," said Jeff Smisek, United Continental Holdings' president and CEO in a statement.
The profit-sharing checks are being distributed less than a month after United Continental Holdings announced it lost $138 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. However, for all of 2011, the company earned $840 million, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.