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 $592,813 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $590,109 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $587,760 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $587,280 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $585,840 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $584,640 federal grant
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2007 $583,487 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2001 $579,265 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES INC Alaska Air Washington state 2016 $578,023 tax credit/rebate
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $559,440 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $555,840 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $548,160 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $547,120 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2001 $533,039 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2018 $532,841 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $527,520 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $521,913 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $521,760 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2000 $519,680 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $519,360 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2018 $512,608 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $511,840 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $499,920 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2001 $497,399 federal grant
US Airways, Inc. American Airlines North Carolina state 2015 $491,404 tax credit/rebate
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2002 $484,873 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2002 $484,144 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $483,560 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2018 $480,480 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2018 $480,480 federal grant
Spirit Airlines, Inc. Spirit Airlines Florida state 1999 $474,297 grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $471,840 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2018 $465,025 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2003 $459,440 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2000 $446,192 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2000 $446,192 federal grant
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines Texas local 2012 $440,000 grant/loan hybrid program
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2000 $435,081 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2018 $434,379 federal grant
Southwest Airlines Co Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2005 $433,338 training reimbursement
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2018 $433,092 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2001 $431,549 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $430,367 federal grant
HAWKER PACIFIC AEROSPACE Lufthansa California state 2015 $422,612 training reimbursement
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $421,056 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $414,720 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $397,040 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2001 $393,448 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $392,640 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $390,260 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES American Airlines United States federal 2000 $383,990 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $371,232 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2002 $370,332 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2001 $368,519 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2002 $363,896 federal grant
Alaska Airlines Alaska Air Idaho state 2001 $360,198 training reimbursement
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2011 $355,558 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2012 $355,558 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Constance Food Group, Inc. Lufthansa New York state 2008 $353,772 enterprise zone
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2001 $348,631 federal grant
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2013 $346,446 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2010 $345,936 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2000 $339,196 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $336,280 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2019 $335,660 federal grant
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2015 $333,087 tax credit/rebate
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2000 $330,704 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2000 $330,704 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
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $324,480 federal grant
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2014 $319,954 tax credit/rebate
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2001 $316,566 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2018 $313,849 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2001 $309,216 federal grant
VIRGIN AMERICA, INC. Alaska Air California state 2013 $299,970 training reimbursement
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2016 $295,248 tax credit/rebate
Deautsche Lufthansa AG-see project 2803 95 02A for Job Info. Lufthansa New York local 2010 $273,445 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $272,720 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $257,040 federal grant
Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines Utah state 2008 $250,000 grant
Delta Air Lines - Tokyo Delta Air Lines Utah state 2009 $250,000 grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2003 $244,450 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2019 $242,200 federal grant
UNITED AIR LINES, INC. United Continental Illinois state 2007 $231,726 grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2018 $228,360 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2018 $228,360 federal grant
US Airways, Inc. American Airlines North Carolina state 2013 $210,531 tax credit/rebate
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2002 $205,687 federal grant
Compass Airlines, Inc. Trans States Holdings Kentucky state 2007 $200,000 tax credit/rebate
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $191,061 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2002 $189,134 federal grant
Air Tran Southwest Airlines Georgia state 2004 $189,000 grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2002 $184,071 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $183,744 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2003 $183,636 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2019 $175,760 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $172,900 federal grant
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2013 $170,592 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2019 $169,680 federal grant
TRANS STATES AIRLINES Trans States Holdings United States federal 2003 $146,561 federal grant
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