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 Year Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Valuesort icon Type of Subsidy
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $1,464,502 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $1,448,624 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 2019 $1,417,867 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
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $1,357,011 federal grant
Continental Airlines, Inc. United Continental New Jersey state 2000 $1,339,190 grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $1,336,347 federal 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 2019 $1,295,514 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,271,997 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $1,271,592 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $1,266,049 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2019 $1,260,688 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $1,251,974 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
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $1,201,320 federal grant
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
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2019 $1,168,791 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
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2019 $990,220 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $988,136 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
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2019 $953,592 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 2019 $901,108 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $898,904 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $895,731 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
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2019 $882,162 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
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2019 $839,041 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
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $828,291 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $825,345 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2019 $813,510 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
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2019 $771,388 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $770,120 federal grant
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