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


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Company Parent Location Subsidy Source Yearsort icon Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $1,911,892 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,063,463 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,098,289 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,208,052 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,343,722 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,358,658 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,580,211 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,654,949 federal grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest United States federal 2015 $2,887,237 federal grant
UNITED AIRLINES INC United Continental United States federal 2015 $757,316 federal grant
Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines Michigan state 2015 $1,000,000 grant/loan hybrid program
Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines Michigan state 2015 $4,676,536 property tax abatement
HAWKER PACIFIC AEROSPACE Lufthansa California state 2015 $422,612 training reimbursement
US Airways, Inc. American Airlines North Carolina state 2015 $491,404 tax credit/rebate
Deautsche Lufthansa AG-see project 2803 95 02A for Job Info. Lufthansa New York local 2015 $10,200 tax credit/rebate
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2015 $107,686 tax credit/rebate
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2015 $333,087 tax credit/rebate
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2015 $14,000 multiple
JETBLUE AIRWAYS CORPORATION JetBlue Airways Maine state 2016 $1,257 property tax abatement
LUFTHANSA TECHNIK COMPONENT SERV Lufthansa Oklahoma state 2016 $34,162 property tax abatement
ALASKA AIRLINES INC Alaska Air Washington state 2016 $578,023 tax credit/rebate
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2016 $295,248 tax credit/rebate
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2016 $14,000 multiple
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $659,513 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $1,127,742 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $1,183,644 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $1,379,679 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $1,620,118 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $1,725,275 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2017 $1,735,525 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $1,926,854 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $2,173,617 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $2,183,552 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $2,329,241 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $2,377,423 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $2,437,760 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $2,468,567 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $2,482,855 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2017 $2,503,806 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $2,537,635 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $2,691,341 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2017 $2,693,788 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2017 $2,924,564 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2017 $2,941,947 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2017 $2,952,989 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $3,053,427 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $3,198,780 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $3,492,269 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $3,971,714 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $4,025,521 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $4,112,788 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2017 $4,217,912 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $4,410,974 federal grant
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2017 $4,501,878 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $4,749,371 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $4,821,118 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2017 $5,149,561 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $5,149,637 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2017 $5,187,911 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $5,204,247 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $5,291,519 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $5,682,445 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $5,752,590 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $5,970,691 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $6,059,028 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2017 $6,149,613 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $6,208,942 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $7,599,187 federal grant
Allegiant Air, LLC Allegiant Air Florida state 2017 $55,000 tax credit/rebate
Allegiant Air, LLC Allegiant Air Indiana state 2017 $1,000,000 tax credit/rebate
UAL Corp. and United Airlines, Inc. United Continental Illinois local 2017 $25,889,768 tax increment financing
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2017 $296,427 tax credit/rebate
Deautsche Lufthansa AG-see project 2803 95 02A for Job Info. Lufthansa New York local 2017 $74,851 tax credit/rebate
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2017 $21,383 tax credit/rebate
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2017 $14,000 multiple
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air Washington state 2017 $122,738 tax credit/rebate
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $183,744 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $191,061 federal 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
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2018 $313,849 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $371,232 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $421,056 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $430,367 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2018 $433,092 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2018 $434,379 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2018 $465,025 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $521,913 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2018 $532,841 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $590,109 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $603,985 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $635,809 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $799,874 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $801,930 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $830,177 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $831,093 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $834,818 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $841,269 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2018 $887,392 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2018 $905,476 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $937,345 federal grant
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