Subsidy Tracker: Industry Summary Page

Major Industry: 
airlines
Subsidy Total: 
$1,911,622,410
Number of Awards: 
414
Time Period: 

Earliest year of data: 1991. Availability of data for earlier years varies greatly from program to program. The majority of the listings for this industry are for the period since 2008.

Notes: 

The total includes only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. Dollar totals do not include awards for which no subsidy value is disclosed.


Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Subsidy $Number of Awards
Delta Air Lines$878,127,08122
United Continental$355,673,88117
SkyWest$165,468,56897
American Airlines$155,912,38934
Great Lakes Aviation$134,370,50743
Skybus Airlines$62,292,0002
Alaska Air$55,466,07238
Mesa Air$51,675,31441
Republic Airways Holdings$15,804,1004
Lufthansa$10,671,88039


Individual Subsidy Records:

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Company Parent Location Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Valuesort icon Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
Northwest Airlines (now part of Delta Air Lines) Delta Air Lines Minnesota multiple 1991 $838,000,000 MEGADEAL
United Airlines United Continental Indiana multiple 1991 $298,000,000 MEGADEAL
American Airlines American Airlines Missouri multiple 2003 $85,500,000 MEGADEAL
Skybus Airlines Skybus Airlines Ohio multiple 2006 $57,000,000 MEGADEAL
Monroe Energy, LLC Delta Air Lines Pennsylvania state $30,000,000 grant
UAL Corp. and United Airlines, Inc. United Continental Illinois Local 2009 $24,389,768 tax increment financing
American Airlines, Inc. ('02) American Airlines New York local 2003 $22,808,249 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2002 $9,746,981 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2002 $8,278,217 federal grant
Republic Airline, Inc. Republic Airways Holdings Kentucky state 2004 $7,804,100 tax credit/rebate
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $7,599,187 federal grant
United Airlines, Inc United Continental Colorado state 2014 $7,582,465 tax credit/rebate
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2003 $7,358,551 federal grant
United Air Lines, Inc United Continental Colorado state $6,291,142 tax credit/rebate
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $6,208,942 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2017 $6,149,613 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $6,059,028 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $5,970,691 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $5,752,590 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $5,682,445 federal grant
United Air Lines, Inc. United Continental Illinois local 2007 $5,475,000 tax increment financing
British Airways, PLC International Airlines Group New York local 2003 $5,367,632 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Skybus Airlines, Inc. Skybus Airlines North Carolina state $5,292,000 grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $5,291,519 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $5,204,247 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2017 $5,187,911 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $5,149,637 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2017 $5,149,561 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2003 $5,142,776 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2002 $5,103,556 federal grant
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. Republic Airways Holdings Indiana state 2008 $5,000,000 tax credit/rebate
VIRGIN AMERICA, INC. Alaska Air California state 2010 $4,928,306 training reimbursement
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $4,821,118 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $4,749,371 federal grant
Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines Michigan state 2015 $4,676,536 property tax abatement
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2017 $4,501,878 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2001 $4,487,255 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $4,410,974 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $4,294,911 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2000 $4,286,850 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2000 $4,286,850 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2017 $4,217,912 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2002 $4,212,842 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2001 $4,179,940 federal grant
American Airlines, Inc. (1990) American Airlines New York local 2006 $4,178,634 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $4,112,788 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2000 $4,067,459 federal grant
American Airlines, Inc. ('02) American Airlines New York local 2004 $4,034,724 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $4,025,521 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $3,971,714 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2003 $3,825,209 federal grant
United Air Lines, Inc. United Continental Colorado state 2013 $3,565,216 tax credit/rebate
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $3,492,269 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $3,464,046 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2001 $3,429,476 federal grant
American Airlines American Airlines United States federal 2015 $3,405,221 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2001 $3,290,645 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $3,198,780 federal grant
MESABA AVIATION Delta Air Lines United States federal 2007 $3,112,422 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2001 $3,070,814 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $3,053,427 federal grant
VIRGIN AMERICA, INC. Alaska Air California state 2008 $3,046,703 training reimbursement
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $3,014,691 federal grant
AirTran Airways, Inc. Southwest Airlines Florida state 2007 $3,000,000 grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2017 $2,952,989 federal grant
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. Republic Airways Holdings Indiana state 2011 $2,950,000 tax credit/rebate
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2017 $2,941,947 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2017 $2,924,564 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,887,237 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2017 $2,693,788 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $2,691,341 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,654,949 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,580,211 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $2,537,635 federal grant
Constance Food Group, Inc. Lufthansa New York state 2011 $2,516,517 enterprise zone
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2017 $2,503,806 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $2,482,855 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $2,468,567 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $2,463,686 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $2,463,686 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $2,455,122 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $2,437,760 federal grant
US Airways, Inc. American Airlines North Carolina state 2009 $2,399,816 tax credit/rebate
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $2,377,423 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,358,658 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2000 $2,352,399 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,343,722 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $2,329,241 federal grant
Alaska Airlines Alaska Air United States federal 2015 $2,272,663 federal grant
Alaska Airlines Alaska Air United States federal 2015 $2,272,663 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2018 $2,262,076 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $2,244,922 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $2,244,922 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $2,244,922 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $2,244,922 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2002 $2,242,081 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,208,052 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $2,183,552 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $2,173,617 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2000 $2,152,844 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,098,289 federal grant
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