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 Yearsort icon Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2003 $1,729,680 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2003 $1,471,916 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2003 $922,807 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2003 $920,119 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2003 $884,992 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2003 $7,358,551 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2003 $5,142,776 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2003 $3,825,209 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2003 $1,156,825 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2003 $872,703 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2003 $459,440 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2003 $244,450 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2003 $183,636 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2003 $109,089 federal grant
TRANS STATES AIRLINES Trans States Holdings United States federal 2003 $146,561 federal grant
DELTA AIR LINES INC Delta Air Lines United States federal 2003 $45,264 federal grant
UNITED AIR LINES INC United Airlines Holdings United States federal 2003 $62,764 federal grant
UNITED AIR LINES INC United Airlines Holdings United States federal 2003 $24,633 federal grant
HAWKER PACIFIC AEROSPACE Lufthansa California state 2002 $77,168 training reimbursement
Continental Airlines Inc. United Airlines Holdings Texas state 2002 undisclosed property tax abatement
Continental Airlines Purchasing United Airlines Holdings Texas state 2002 undisclosed property tax abatement
America West Airlines American Airlines Arizona state 2002 $1,250,000 training reimbursement
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2002 $484,873 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2002 $484,144 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2002 $363,896 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2002 $189,134 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2002 $370,332 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2002 $2,242,081 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2002 $996,685 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2002 $205,687 federal grant
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
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2002 $5,103,556 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2002 $4,212,842 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2002 $2,071,757 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2002 $1,843,144 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2002 $1,775,154 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2002 $1,052,099 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2002 $762,782 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2002 $752,660 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2002 $184,071 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2002 $52,194 federal grant
DELTA AIR LINES INC Delta Air Lines United States federal 2002 $79,507 federal grant
DELTA AIR LINES INC Delta Air Lines United States federal 2002 $23,200 federal grant
Alaska Airlines Alaska Air Idaho state 2001 $360,198 training reimbursement
DELTA AIRLINES, INC. Delta Air Lines United States federal 2001 $100,000 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2001 $938,972 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2001 $431,549 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2001 $368,519 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2001 $316,566 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2001 $393,448 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2001 $348,631 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2001 $329,760 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2001 $326,929 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2001 $4,487,255 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2001 $4,179,940 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2001 $3,290,645 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2001 $3,070,814 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2001 $3,429,476 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2001 $918,859 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2001 $727,710 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2001 $702,269 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2001 $579,265 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2001 $533,039 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2001 $497,399 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2001 $309,216 federal grant
DELTA AIR LINES INC Delta Air Lines United States federal 2001 $106,446 federal grant
DELTA AIR LINES INC Delta Air Lines United States federal 2001 $57,564 federal grant
DELTA AIR LINES INC Delta Air Lines United States federal 2001 $24,600 federal grant
Continental Airlines Inc. United Airlines Holdings Texas state 2000 undisclosed property tax abatement
Continental Airlines, Inc. United Airlines Holdings New Jersey state 2000 $1,339,190 grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES American Airlines United States federal 2000 $383,990 federal grant
DELTA AIRLINES, INC. Delta Air Lines United States federal 2000 $125,000 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2000 $22,335 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2000 $6,497 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2000 $6,497 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2000 $2,495 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2000 $435,081 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2000 $339,196 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2000 $330,704 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2000 $330,704 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
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2000 $4,067,459 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2000 $2,352,399 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2000 $2,152,844 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2000 $1,855,898 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2000 $1,855,898 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2000 $741,331 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2000 $832,989 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2000 $519,680 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2000 $446,192 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2000 $446,192 federal grant
DELTA AIR LINES INC Delta Air Lines United States federal 2000 $112,780 federal grant
Spirit Airlines, Inc. Spirit Airlines Florida state 1999 $474,297 grant
Spirit Airlines, Inc. Spirit Airlines Florida state 1999 $876,000 tax credit/rebate
American Eagle Airlines, Inc. American Airlines Ohio state 1999 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Continental Airlines Inc. United Airlines Holdings New Jersey state 1997 $753,900 grant
Continental Airlines Inc. et al. United Airlines Holdings Ohio state 1997 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
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
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