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 Yearsort icon Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subs. Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2007 undisclosed enterprise zone
AirTran Airways, Inc. Southwest Airlines Florida state 2007 $3,000,000 grant
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
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $2,244,922 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $1,532,899 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $1,766,772 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $2,244,922 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $2,244,922 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $2,244,922 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 $4,294,911 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $1,431,637 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $1,532,774 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $1,532,774 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $2,455,122 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $825,345 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $2,463,686 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $3,464,046 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $1,624,299 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $1,624,299 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $1,624,299 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
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $1,624,299 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $3,014,691 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2007 $2,463,686 federal grant
MESABA AVIATION Delta Air Lines United States federal 2007 $3,112,422 federal grant
Airtran Airways Southwest Airlines United States federal 2007 $71,823,648 federal loan or loan guarantee
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest Colorado local 2007 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
HAWKER PACIFIC AEROSPACE Lufthansa California state 2006 $78,676 training reimbursement
American Airlines, Inc. (1990) American Airlines New York local 2006 $4,178,634 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Lufthansa Lufthansa New York local 2006 $2,260 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Continental Airlines Inc. #2 United Continental Texas state 2006 undisclosed property tax abatement
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 Southwest Airlines Maryland state 2006 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Skybus Airlines, Inc. Skybus Airlines Ohio state 2006 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
Skybus Airlines Skybus Airlines Ohio multiple 2006 $57,000,000 MEGADEAL
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
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. & Subsidiaries Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2005 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2005 $433,338 training reimbursement
HAWKER PACIFIC AEROSPACE Lufthansa California state 2004 $121,844 training reimbursement
Air Tran Southwest Airlines Georgia state 2004 $189,000 grant
Republic Airline, Inc. Republic Airways Holdings Kentucky state 2004 $7,804,100 tax credit/rebate
American Airlines, Inc. ('02) American Airlines New York local 2004 $4,034,724 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Lufthansa PILOT/ 1/ED Lufthansa New York local 2004 $958,783 tax credit/rebate; 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
Mesa Airlines Mesa Air Arizona state 2004 $620,000 training reimbursement
AMERICAN AVIATION SUPPLY LLC American Airlines Illinois local 2004 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
DELTA AIR LINES INC Delta Air Lines United States federal 2004 $133,398 federal grant
UNITED AIR LINES INC United Continental United States federal 2004 $65,325 federal grant
UNITED AIR LINES INC United Continental United States federal 2004 $26,760 federal grant
JetBlue University JetBlue Airways Florida local 2004 $123,200 grant
American Airlines, Inc. ('02) American Airlines New York local 2003 $22,808,249 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
British Airways, PLC International Airlines Group New York local 2003 $5,367,632 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Lufthansa PILOT/ 1/ED Lufthansa New York local 2003 $944,970 tax credit/rebate; 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
JetBlue Airways Corporation JetBlue Airways Florida state 2003 $770,000 grant
JetBlue Airways Corporation JetBlue Airways Florida state 2003 $616,000 tax credit/rebate
American Airlines American Airlines Missouri multiple 2003 $85,500,000 MEGADEAL
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2003 $681,551 training reimbursement
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2003 $1,753,653 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2003 $1,729,680 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2003 $1,471,916 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
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2003 $884,992 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2003 $7,358,551 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2003 $5,142,776 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2003 $3,825,209 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2003 $1,156,825 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2003 $872,703 federal grant
MESA AIRLINES Mesa Air United States federal 2003 $459,440 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2003 $244,450 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2003 $183,636 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2003 $109,089 federal grant
TRANS STATES AIRLINES Trans States Holdings United States federal 2003 $146,561 federal grant
DELTA AIR LINES INC Delta Air Lines United States federal 2003 $45,264 federal grant
UNITED AIR LINES INC United Continental United States federal 2003 $62,764 federal grant
UNITED AIR LINES INC United Continental United States federal 2003 $24,633 federal grant
HAWKER PACIFIC AEROSPACE Lufthansa California state 2002 $77,168 training reimbursement
Continental Airlines Inc. United Continental Texas state 2002 undisclosed property tax abatement
Continental Airlines Purchasing United Continental Texas state 2002 undisclosed property tax abatement
America West Airlines American Airlines Arizona state 2002 $1,250,000 training reimbursement
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2002 $484,873 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2002 $484,144 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2002 $363,896 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2002 $189,134 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2002 $370,332 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska Air United States federal 2002 $2,242,081 federal grant
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