Subsidy Tracker: Industry Summary Page

Major Industry: 
airlines
Subsidy Total: 
$2,050,060,450
Number of Awards: 
516
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$362,783,08521
SkyWest$271,773,693174
American Airlines$166,596,34944
Great Lakes Aviation$134,370,50743
Alaska Air$68,793,88549
Skybus Airlines$62,292,0002
Mesa Air$51,675,31441
Republic Airways Holdings$15,804,1004
Lufthansa$10,671,88039


Individual Subsidy Records:

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Company Parent Locationsort icon Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
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
American Eagle Airlines, Inc. American Airlines Arkansas state 2010 $27,584 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
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
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
Air Tran Southwest Airlines Georgia state 2004 $189,000 grant
Alaska Airlines Alaska Air Idaho state 2001 $360,198 training reimbursement
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
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
Northwest Airlines, Inc. Delta Air Lines Iowa state 2008 $1,203,038 training reimbursement
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
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
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
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
Northwest Airlines (now part of Delta Air Lines) Delta Air Lines Minnesota multiple 1991 $838,000,000 MEGADEAL
American Airlines American Airlines Missouri multiple 2003 $85,500,000 MEGADEAL
Continental Airlines Inc. United Continental New Jersey state 1997 $753,900 grant
Continental Airlines, Inc. United Continental New Jersey state 2000 $1,339,190 grant
American Airlines, Inc. ('02) American Airlines New York local 2003 $22,808,249 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
British Airways, PLC International Airlines Group New York local 2003 $5,367,632 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Lufthansa PILOT/ 1/ED Lufthansa New York local 2003 $944,970 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
American Airlines, Inc. ('02) American Airlines New York local 2004 $4,034,724 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Lufthansa PILOT/ 1/ED Lufthansa New York local 2004 $958,783 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
American Airlines, Inc. (1990) American Airlines New York local 2006 $4,178,634 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Lufthansa Lufthansa New York local 2006 $2,260 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
JetBlue Airways Corporation JetBlue Airways New York local 2007 $1,121,820 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2007 $583,487 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Deutsche Lufthansa AG Lufthansa New York local 2007 $115,992 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2009 $124,218 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Deautsche Lufthansa AG-see project 2803 95 02A for Job Info. Lufthansa New York local 2009 $29,251 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2010 $35,718 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2010 $345,936 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Deautsche Lufthansa AG-see project 2803 95 02A for Job Info. Lufthansa New York local 2010 $273,445 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Deutsche Lufthansa AG Lufthansa New York local 2008 $10,109 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Deutsche Lufthansa AG Lufthansa New York local 2011 $10,846 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2011 $74,787 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2011 $355,558 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2010 $685,601 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
JetBlue Airways Corporation JetBlue Airways New York local 2012 $1,445,771 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
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