Subsidy Tracker: Industry Summary Page

Major Industry: 
airlines
Subsidy Total: 
$2,465,657,233
Number of Awards: 
681
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$547,095,291277
United Continental$402,617,90326
American Airlines$197,125,61659
Great Lakes Aviation$160,462,61654
Alaska Air$111,908,21568
Skybus Airlines$62,292,0002
Mesa Air$51,675,31441
Republic Airways Holdings$15,804,1004
Lufthansa$11,043,15841


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Company Parent Location Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Valuesort icon Type of Subsidy
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2001 $3,429,476 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,419,262 federal grant
American Airlines American Airlines United States federal 2015 $3,405,221 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2018 $3,357,428 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2018 $3,357,428 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2019 $3,351,252 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2019 $3,351,252 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,342,359 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $3,342,146 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,332,132 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2001 $3,290,645 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,269,838 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2019 $3,228,003 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,216,626 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $3,200,792 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $3,198,780 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,187,128 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,186,767 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,160,564 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,128,905 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 2018 $3,069,151 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,056,132 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,055,753 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $3,053,427 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,053,257 federal grant
VIRGIN AMERICA, INC. Alaska Air California state 2008 $3,046,703 training reimbursement
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,045,673 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $3,044,028 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,042,481 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,039,531 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,029,288 federal grant
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
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2019 $2,990,258 federal 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 2019 $2,908,518 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2018 $2,907,935 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2019 $2,907,935 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $2,901,917 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $2,890,369 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,887,237 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2019 $2,870,529 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2019 $2,863,377 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,849,809 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,844,586 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,842,681 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $2,837,314 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,823,204 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $2,819,500 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2019 $2,817,032 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2019 $2,788,438 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,742,567 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,731,518 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,712,620 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $2,708,481 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,699,930 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 2019 $2,679,330 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $2,661,338 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,661,047 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,654,949 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,629,368 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $2,624,173 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2019 $2,601,299 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,599,073 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,597,768 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $2,588,646 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
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $2,535,851 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,526,075 federal grant
Constance Food Group, Inc. Lufthansa New York state 2011 $2,516,517 enterprise zone
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,514,019 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,508,888 federal grant
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
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,464,679 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
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,458,130 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $2,455,122 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,453,087 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,440,925 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $2,437,760 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2019 $2,428,273 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $2,423,613 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $2,410,351 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,401,410 federal grant
US Airways, Inc. American Airlines North Carolina state 2009 $2,399,816 tax credit/rebate
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,397,680 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $2,397,409 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,389,739 federal grant
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
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