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 Location Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Valuesort icon Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $2,463,686 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $2,455,122 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $2,437,760 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
US Airways, Inc. American Airlines North Carolina state 2009 $2,399,816 tax credit/rebate
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $2,397,409 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
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2000 $2,352,399 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,343,722 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $2,329,241 federal grant
Alaska Airlines Alaska Air United States federal 2015 $2,272,663 federal grant
Alaska Airlines Alaska Air United States federal 2015 $2,272,663 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2018 $2,262,076 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $2,258,477 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $2,244,922 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $2,244,922 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $2,244,922 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $2,244,922 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2002 $2,242,081 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $2,226,433 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,208,052 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $2,183,552 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $2,173,617 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $2,163,941 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2000 $2,152,844 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $2,124,272 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,098,289 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2002 $2,071,757 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,063,463 federal grant
US Airways, Inc. American Airlines North Carolina state 2010 $2,060,123 tax credit/rebate
Alaska Airlines Alaska Air United States federal 2015 $2,051,639 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $2,049,181 federal grant
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2018 $2,006,798 federal grant
Compass Airlines, Inc. Trans States Holdings Kentucky state 2008 $2,000,000 tax credit/rebate
US Airways Inc American Airlines Pennsylvania state $2,000,000 grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,935,428 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $1,926,854 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,924,621 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $1,911,892 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,903,299 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2018 $1,866,794 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 2002 $1,843,144 federal grant
Delta Airlines Delta Air Lines United States federal 2015 $1,790,671 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2002 $1,775,154 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $1,766,772 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2003 $1,753,653 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $1,752,709 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,739,049 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2017 $1,735,525 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2003 $1,729,680 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $1,725,275 federal grant
Alaska Airlines Alaska Air United States federal 2015 $1,717,083 federal grant
Alaska Airlines Alaska Air United States federal 2015 $1,717,083 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,688,679 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,687,296 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $1,624,299 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $1,624,299 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $1,624,299 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $1,624,299 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $1,620,118 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2018 $1,602,674 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2018 $1,602,674 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,588,439 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2018 $1,579,049 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $1,569,742 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $1,546,508 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,536,572 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,535,317 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $1,532,899 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $1,532,774 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $1,532,774 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,519,634 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2014 $1,479,800 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,478,304 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2003 $1,471,916 federal grant
American Eagle Airlines American Airlines United States federal 2015 $1,466,641 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,447,863 federal grant
JetBlue Airways Corporation JetBlue Airways New York local 2012 $1,445,771 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $1,441,333 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $1,431,637 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $1,431,637 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $1,431,637 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $1,410,009 federal grant
American Eagle Airlines American Airlines United States federal 2015 $1,392,242 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,390,922 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $1,380,344 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $1,379,679 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,374,163 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,373,720 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2018 $1,357,112 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,357,112 federal grant
Continental Airlines, Inc. United Continental New Jersey state 2000 $1,339,190 grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $1,329,477 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $1,329,477 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,305,337 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,271,997 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,266,049 federal grant
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