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
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,266,049 federal grant
US Airways Inc American Airlines Pennsylvania state $1,250,000 grant
America West Airlines American Airlines Arizona state 2002 $1,250,000 training reimbursement
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2018 $1,219,608 federal grant
Northwest Airlines, Inc. Delta Air Lines Iowa state 2008 $1,203,038 training reimbursement
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2018 $1,193,701 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,192,054 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $1,183,644 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2003 $1,156,825 federal grant
Southwest Airlines, Co. Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2007 $1,154,701 training reimbursement
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,139,429 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $1,137,010 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,134,866 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,131,317 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $1,127,742 federal grant
JetBlue Airways Corporation JetBlue Airways New York local 2007 $1,121,820 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,104,185 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $1,061,500 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,058,168 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2002 $1,052,099 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,024,780 federal grant
Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines Michigan state 2015 $1,000,000 grant/loan hybrid program
Allegiant Air, LLC Allegiant Air Indiana state 2017 $1,000,000 tax credit/rebate
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2002 $996,685 federal grant
Delta Airlines Delta Air Lines United States federal 2015 $976,444 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2018 $974,534 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2018 $969,089 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $964,500 federal grant
American Eagle Airlines American Airlines United States federal 2015 $962,756 federal grant
Lufthansa PILOT/ 1/ED Lufthansa New York local 2004 $958,783 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
MONROE ENERGY LLC Delta Air Lines United States federal 2018 $956,234 federal grant
Lufthansa PILOT/ 1/ED Lufthansa New York local 2003 $944,970 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2001 $938,972 federal grant
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2019 $938,160 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $937,345 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2018 $925,865 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
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2001 $918,859 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $906,887 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2018 $905,476 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2018 $887,392 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2003 $884,992 federal grant
Spirit Airlines, Inc. Spirit Airlines Florida state 1999 $876,000 tax credit/rebate
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2003 $872,703 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $841,269 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $840,664 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $834,818 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2000 $832,989 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $831,093 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $830,177 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $825,345 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $801,930 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $799,874 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $783,840 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $781,680 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2019 $774,960 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $772,320 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $770,120 federal grant
JetBlue Airways Corporation JetBlue Airways Florida state 2003 $770,000 grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2002 $762,782 federal grant
American Eagle Airlines American Airlines United States federal 2015 $760,344 federal grant
UNITED AIRLINES INC United Continental United States federal 2015 $757,316 federal grant
Continental Airlines Inc. United Continental New Jersey state 1997 $753,900 grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2002 $752,660 federal grant
US Airways Inc American Airlines Pennsylvania state $750,000 tax credit/rebate
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2019 $749,694 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $749,294 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2000 $741,331 federal grant
Constance Food Group, Inc. Lufthansa New York state 2009 $737,510 enterprise zone
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $735,600 federal grant
Delta Airlines Delta Air Lines United States federal 2015 $728,562 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2001 $727,710 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $721,200 federal grant
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2019 $716,160 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2001 $702,269 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $701,760 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $701,374 federal grant
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2010 $685,601 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2003 $681,551 training reimbursement
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $677,400 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $668,448 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $661,680 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $659,513 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $656,548 federal grant
Constance Food Group, Inc. Lufthansa New York state 2010 $649,366 enterprise zone
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2019 $648,480 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2019 $648,480 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $642,720 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $635,809 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $626,118 federal grant
American Eagle Airlines American Airlines United States federal 2015 $621,611 federal grant
Mesa Airlines Mesa Air Arizona state 2004 $620,000 training reimbursement
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $618,720 federal grant
JetBlue Airways Corporation JetBlue Airways Florida state 2003 $616,000 tax credit/rebate
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $612,960 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $607,920 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $604,155 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $603,985 federal grant
Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation United Continental Wisconsin state 2012 $600,000 grant/loan hybrid program
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $592,813 federal grant
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