Subsidy Tracker: Industry Summary Page

Major Industry: 
airlines
Subsidy Total: 
$2,495,089,289
Number of Awards: 
708
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 2009.

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
SkyWest$563,094,534293
United Airlines Holdings$405,753,60328
American Airlines$197,285,84160
Great Lakes Aviation$160,462,61654
Alaska Air$117,712,47073
Skybus Airlines$62,292,0002
Mesa Air$51,675,31441
Republic Airways Holdings$19,804,1005
Lufthansa$11,331,79142


Individual Subsidy Records:

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Company Parent Location Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Valuesort icon Type of Subsidy
American Airlines American Airlines Missouri multiple 2003 $85,500,000 MEGADEAL
United Airlines United Airlines Holdings Indiana multiple 1991 $298,000,000 MEGADEAL
Northwest Airlines (now part of Delta Air Lines) Delta Air Lines Minnesota multiple 1991 $838,000,000 MEGADEAL
Lufthansa Technik Component Services Lufthansa Oklahoma state 2013 $3,000,000 industrial revenue bond
Continental Airlines, Inc. United Airlines Holdings United States federal 2010 $12,578,750 federal loan or loan guarantee
Continental Airlines, Inc. United Airlines Holdings United States federal 2010 $12,578,750 federal loan or loan guarantee
Continental Airlines, Inc. United Airlines Holdings United States federal 2009 $43,750,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Airtran Airways Southwest Airlines United States federal 2007 $71,823,648 federal loan or loan guarantee
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