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 Sourcesort icon Year Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
American Airlines American Airlines Missouri multiple 2003 $85,500,000 MEGADEAL
Skybus Airlines Skybus Airlines Ohio multiple 2006 $57,000,000 MEGADEAL
HAWKER PACIFIC AEROSPACE Lufthansa California state 2002 $77,168 training reimbursement
HAWKER PACIFIC AEROSPACE Lufthansa California state 2004 $121,844 training reimbursement
HAWKER PACIFIC AEROSPACE Lufthansa California state 2006 $78,676 training reimbursement
VIRGIN AMERICA, INC. Alaska Air California state 2008 $3,046,703 training reimbursement
EXPRESSJET AIRLINES, INC. SkyWest California state 2009 $124,344 training reimbursement
VIRGIN AMERICA, INC. Alaska Air California state 2010 $4,928,306 training reimbursement
ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. SkyWest California state 2007 undisclosed training reimbursement
Sky Chefs, Inc. Lufthansa Florida state 2007 $45,000 tax credit/rebate
Sky Chefs , Inc. Lufthansa Florida state 2008 $50,000 tax credit/rebate
Air Tran Southwest Airlines Georgia state 2004 $189,000 grant
Alaska Airlines Alaska Air Idaho state 2001 $360,198 training reimbursement
UNITED AIR LINES, INC. United Continental Illinois state 2007 $231,726 grant
Comair, Inc. Delta Air Lines Kentucky state 2009 $50,000 training reimbursement
Compass Airlines, Inc. Trans States Holdings Kentucky state 2010 $100,000 training reimbursement
Compass Airlines, Inc. Trans States Holdings Kentucky state 2007 $200,000 tax credit/rebate
Republic Airline, Inc. Republic Airways Holdings Kentucky state 2004 $7,804,100 tax credit/rebate
Compass Airlines, Inc. Trans States Holdings Kentucky state 2008 $2,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest Airlines Maryland state 2007 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest Airlines Maryland state 2008 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest Airlines Maryland state 2009 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
JETBLUE AIRWAYS CORPORATION JetBlue Airways Maine state 2010 $2,638 property tax abatement
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC American Airlines Maine state 2010 $1,406 property tax abatement
US Airways, Inc. American Airlines North Carolina state 2009 $2,399,816 tax credit/rebate
US Airways, Inc. American Airlines North Carolina state 2010 $2,060,123 tax credit/rebate
Skybus Airlines, Inc. Skybus Airlines North Carolina state $5,292,000 grant
US Airways Inc American Airlines Pennsylvania state $1,250,000 grant
US Airways Inc American Airlines Pennsylvania state $750,000 tax credit/rebate
Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest Airlines Pennsylvania state $66,000 tax credit/rebate
US Airways Inc American Airlines Pennsylvania state $2,000,000 grant
Continental Airlines Inc. United Continental Texas state 2000 undisclosed property tax abatement
Continental Airlines Inc. United Continental Texas state 2002 undisclosed property tax abatement
Continental Airlines Purchasing United Continental Texas state 2002 undisclosed property tax abatement
Continental Airlines Inc. United Continental Texas state 2003 undisclosed property tax abatement
Continental Airlines Purchasing United Continental Texas state 2003 undisclosed property tax abatement
Continental Airlines Inc. #1 United Continental Texas state 2004 undisclosed property tax abatement
Continental Airlines Inc. #2 United Continental Texas state 2004 undisclosed property tax abatement
Continental Airlines Inc. #1 United Continental Texas state 2005 undisclosed property tax abatement
Continental Airlines Inc. #2 United Continental Texas state 2005 undisclosed property tax abatement
Continental Airlines Inc. #2 United Continental Texas state 2006 undisclosed property tax abatement
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
NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC Delta Air Lines Maine state 2009 $1,951 property tax abatement
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC American Airlines Maine state 2009 $1,886 property tax abatement
Spirit Airlines, Inc. Spirit Airlines Florida state 1999 $474,297 grant
JetBlue Airways Corporation JetBlue Airways Florida state 2003 $770,000 grant
American Eagle Airlines, Inc. American Airlines Arkansas state 2010 $27,584 tax credit/rebate
JETBLUE AIRWAYS CORPORATION JetBlue Airways Maine state 2011 $1,087 property tax abatement
Lufthansa Technik Component Services Lufthansa Oklahoma state 2011 $3,999 training reimbursement
Sky West Airlines SkyWest Utah state 2011 $20,715 training reimbursement
Sky West Airlines SkyWest Utah state 2010 $25,251 training reimbursement
Sky West Airlines SkyWest Utah state 2009 $17,650 training reimbursement
Northwest Airlines, Inc. Delta Air Lines Iowa state 2008 $1,203,038 training reimbursement
Jet Blue - Ft. Lauderdale JetBlue Airways Florida state 2011 $13,608 training reimbursement
Jet Blue - Orlando JetBlue Airways Florida state 2011 $25,198 training reimbursement
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subsidiaries Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2005 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subs. Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2007 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subsidiaries Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2006 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subsidiaries Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2006 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subsidiaries Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2006 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subs. Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2007 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subs. Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2007 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co & Subsideraires Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2008 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co & Subsideraires Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2008 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subsidiaries Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2005 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subsidiaries Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2005 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co & Subsideraires Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2008 undisclosed enterprise zone
Monroe Energy, LLC Delta Air Lines Pennsylvania state $30,000,000 grant
JetBlue Airways Corporation JetBlue Airways Florida state 2003 $616,000 tax credit/rebate
LiveTV, LLC JetBlue Airways Florida state 2008 $45,000 tax credit/rebate
Spirit Airlines, Inc. Spirit Airlines Florida state 1999 $876,000 tax credit/rebate
AirTran Airways, Inc. Southwest Airlines Florida state 2007 $3,000,000 grant
Continental Airlines Inc. United Continental New Jersey state 1997 $753,900 grant
Continental Airlines, Inc. United Continental New Jersey state 2000 $1,339,190 grant
America West Airlines American Airlines Arizona state 2002 $1,250,000 training reimbursement
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2003 $681,551 training reimbursement
Mesa Airlines Mesa Air Arizona state 2004 $620,000 training reimbursement
Southwest Airlines Co Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2005 $433,338 training reimbursement
Southwest Airlines, Co. Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2007 $1,154,701 training reimbursement
LUFTHANSA TECNIK NA HOLD CORP Lufthansa Oklahoma state 2007 $4,274 grant
LUFTHANSA TECNIK NA HOLD CORP Lufthansa Oklahoma state 2007 $7,776 grant
LUFTHANSA TECNIK NA HOLD CORP Lufthansa Oklahoma state 2007 $8,571 grant
LUFTHANSA TECNIK NA HOLD CORP Lufthansa Oklahoma state 2007 $14,616 grant
US Airways American Airlines Arizona state 2013 undisclosed property tax abatement
Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation United Continental Wisconsin state 2012 $600,000 grant/loan hybrid program
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. Republic Airways Holdings Indiana state 2008 $5,000,000 tax credit/rebate
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. Republic Airways Holdings Indiana state 2011 $2,950,000 tax credit/rebate
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. Republic Airways Holdings Indiana state 2011 $50,000 training reimbursement
United Air Lines, Inc United Continental Colorado state $6,291,142 tax credit/rebate
PIEDMONT AIRLINES INC American Airlines Maine state 2013 $2,612 property tax abatement
Southwest Airlines Co Southwest Airlines Maryland state 2006 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Continental Airlines Inc. et al. United Continental Ohio state 1997 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
American Eagle Airlines, Inc. American Airlines Ohio state 1999 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Skybus Airlines, Inc. Skybus Airlines Ohio state 2006 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
VIRGIN AMERICA, INC. Alaska Air California state 2013 $299,970 training reimbursement
US Airways, Inc. American Airlines North Carolina state 2013 $210,531 tax credit/rebate
Lufthansa Technik Component Services, LLC Lufthansa Florida state 2014 $57,600 tax credit/rebate
Lufthansa Technik Component Services Lufthansa Oklahoma state 2013 $3,000,000 industrial revenue bond
JETBLUE AIRWAYS CORPORATION JetBlue Airways Maine state 2015 $1,110 property tax abatement
Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines Michigan state 2015 $1,000,000 grant/loan hybrid program
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