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 $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
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2019 $683,436 federal grant
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
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $592,409 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 $586,638 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 $569,591 federal grant
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
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2019 $530,916 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
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2019 $521,718 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 2019 $518,803 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
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2019 $475,860 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2019 $475,860 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
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