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


Individual Subsidy Records:

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Company Parent Locationsort icon Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
Continental Airlines, Inc. United Continental New Jersey state 2000 $1,339,190 grant
American Airlines American Airlines Missouri multiple 2003 $85,500,000 MEGADEAL
Northwest Airlines (now part of Delta Air Lines) Delta Air Lines Minnesota multiple 1991 $838,000,000 MEGADEAL
Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines Michigan state 2015 $1,000,000 grant/loan hybrid program
Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines Michigan state 2015 $4,676,536 property tax abatement
Allegiant Air Allegiant Air Michigan state 2019 $200,000 tax credit/rebate
Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest Airlines Maryland state 2007 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest Airlines Maryland state 2008 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest Airlines Maryland state 2009 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Southwest Airlines Co Southwest Airlines Maryland state 2006 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
JETBLUE AIRWAYS CORPORATION JetBlue Airways Maine state 2010 $2,638 property tax abatement
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC American Airlines Maine state 2010 $1,406 property tax abatement
NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC Delta Air Lines Maine state 2009 $1,951 property tax abatement
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC American Airlines Maine state 2009 $1,886 property tax abatement
JETBLUE AIRWAYS CORPORATION JetBlue Airways Maine state 2011 $1,087 property tax abatement
PIEDMONT AIRLINES INC American Airlines Maine state 2013 $2,612 property tax abatement
JETBLUE AIRWAYS CORPORATION JetBlue Airways Maine state 2015 $1,110 property tax abatement
JETBLUE AIRWAYS CORPORATION JetBlue Airways Maine state 2016 $1,257 property tax abatement
Comair, Inc. Delta Air Lines Kentucky state 2009 $50,000 training reimbursement
Compass Airlines, Inc. Trans States Holdings Kentucky state 2010 $100,000 training reimbursement
Compass Airlines, Inc. Trans States Holdings Kentucky state 2007 $200,000 tax credit/rebate
Republic Airline, Inc. Republic Airways Holdings Kentucky state 2004 $7,804,100 tax credit/rebate
Compass Airlines, Inc. Trans States Holdings Kentucky state 2008 $2,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Northwest Airlines, Inc. Delta Air Lines Iowa state 2008 $1,203,038 training reimbursement
United Airlines United Continental Indiana multiple 1991 $298,000,000 MEGADEAL
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. Republic Airways Holdings Indiana state 2008 $5,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. Republic Airways Holdings Indiana state 2011 $2,950,000 tax credit/rebate
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. Republic Airways Holdings Indiana state 2011 $50,000 training reimbursement
Allegiant Air, LLC Allegiant Air Indiana state 2017 $1,000,000 tax credit/rebate
UNITED AIR LINES, INC. United Continental Illinois state 2007 $231,726 grant
United Air Lines, Inc. United Continental Illinois local 2007 $5,475,000 tax increment financing
AMERICAN AVIATION SUPPLY LLC American Airlines Illinois local 2004 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
UAL Corp. and United Airlines, Inc. United Continental Illinois Local 2009 $24,389,768 tax increment financing
UAL Corp. and United Airlines, Inc. United Continental Illinois local 2017 $25,889,768 tax increment financing
Alaska Airlines Alaska Air Idaho state 2001 $360,198 training reimbursement
Air Tran Southwest Airlines Georgia state 2004 $189,000 grant
Sky Chefs, Inc. Lufthansa Florida state 2007 $45,000 tax credit/rebate
Sky Chefs , Inc. Lufthansa Florida state 2008 $50,000 tax credit/rebate
Spirit Airlines, Inc. Spirit Airlines Florida state 1999 $474,297 grant
JetBlue Airways Corporation JetBlue Airways Florida state 2003 $770,000 grant
Jet Blue - Ft. Lauderdale JetBlue Airways Florida state 2011 $13,608 training reimbursement
Jet Blue - Orlando JetBlue Airways Florida state 2011 $25,198 training reimbursement
JetBlue Airways Corporation JetBlue Airways Florida state 2003 $616,000 tax credit/rebate
LiveTV, LLC JetBlue Airways Florida state 2008 $45,000 tax credit/rebate
Spirit Airlines, Inc. Spirit Airlines Florida state 1999 $876,000 tax credit/rebate
AirTran Airways, Inc. Southwest Airlines Florida state 2007 $3,000,000 grant
Lufthansa Technik Component Services, LLC Lufthansa Florida state 2014 $57,600 tax credit/rebate
JetBlue University JetBlue Airways Florida local 2004 $123,200 grant
Allegiant Air, LLC Allegiant Air Florida state 2017 $55,000 tax credit/rebate
United Air Lines, Inc United Continental Colorado state $6,291,142 tax credit/rebate
United Airlines, Inc United Continental Colorado state 2014 $7,582,465 tax credit/rebate
United Air Lines, Inc. United Continental Colorado state 2013 $3,565,216 tax credit/rebate
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest Colorado local 2007 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
HAWKER PACIFIC AEROSPACE Lufthansa California state 2002 $77,168 training reimbursement
HAWKER PACIFIC AEROSPACE Lufthansa California state 2004 $121,844 training reimbursement
HAWKER PACIFIC AEROSPACE Lufthansa California state 2006 $78,676 training reimbursement
VIRGIN AMERICA, INC. Alaska Air California state 2008 $3,046,703 training reimbursement
EXPRESSJET AIRLINES, INC. SkyWest California state 2009 $124,344 training reimbursement
VIRGIN AMERICA, INC. Alaska Air California state 2010 $4,928,306 training reimbursement
ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. SkyWest California state 2007 undisclosed training reimbursement
VIRGIN AMERICA, INC. Alaska Air California state 2013 $299,970 training reimbursement
HAWKER PACIFIC AEROSPACE Lufthansa California state 2015 $422,612 training reimbursement
American Eagle Airlines, Inc. American Airlines Arkansas state 2010 $27,584 tax credit/rebate
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subsidiaries Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2005 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subs. Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2007 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subsidiaries Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2006 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subsidiaries Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2006 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subsidiaries Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2006 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subs. Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2007 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subs. Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2007 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co & Subsideraires Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2008 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co & Subsideraires Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2008 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subsidiaries Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2005 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subsidiaries Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2005 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co & Subsideraires Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2008 undisclosed enterprise zone
America West Airlines American Airlines Arizona state 2002 $1,250,000 training reimbursement
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2003 $681,551 training reimbursement
Mesa Airlines Mesa Air Arizona state 2004 $620,000 training reimbursement
Southwest Airlines Co Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2005 $433,338 training reimbursement
Southwest Airlines, Co. Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2007 $1,154,701 training reimbursement
US Airways American Airlines Arizona state 2013 undisclosed property tax abatement
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