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 Location Subsidy Source Yearsort icon Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
Skybus Airlines, Inc. Skybus Airlines North Carolina state $5,292,000 grant
US Airways Inc American Airlines Pennsylvania state $1,250,000 grant
US Airways Inc American Airlines Pennsylvania state $750,000 tax credit/rebate
Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest Airlines Pennsylvania state $66,000 tax credit/rebate
US Airways Inc American Airlines Pennsylvania state $2,000,000 grant
Monroe Energy, LLC Delta Air Lines Pennsylvania state $30,000,000 grant
United Air Lines, Inc United Continental Colorado state $6,291,142 tax credit/rebate
United Airlines United Continental 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
Continental Airlines Inc. United Continental New Jersey state 1997 $753,900 grant
Continental Airlines Inc. et al. United Continental Ohio state 1997 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
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 Continental Texas state 2000 undisclosed property tax abatement
Continental Airlines, Inc. United Continental 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
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
HAWKER PACIFIC AEROSPACE Lufthansa California state 2002 $77,168 training reimbursement
Continental Airlines Inc. United Continental Texas state 2002 undisclosed property tax abatement
Continental Airlines Purchasing United Continental 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
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
Continental Airlines Inc. United Continental Texas state 2003 undisclosed property tax abatement
Continental Airlines Purchasing United Continental Texas state 2003 undisclosed property tax abatement
JetBlue Airways Corporation JetBlue Airways Florida state 2003 $770,000 grant
JetBlue Airways Corporation JetBlue Airways Florida state 2003 $616,000 tax credit/rebate
American Airlines American Airlines Missouri multiple 2003 $85,500,000 MEGADEAL
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2003 $681,551 training reimbursement
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2003 $1,753,653 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2003 $1,729,680 federal grant
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