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 Sourcesort icon Year Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,185,400 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,927,405 federal grant
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2019 $1,168,791 federal grant
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2019 $4,877,476 federal grant
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2019 $3,723,302 federal grant
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2019 $4,175,481 federal 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
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
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
JetBlue Airways Corporation JetBlue Airways New York local 2007 $1,121,820 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2007 $583,487 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Deutsche Lufthansa AG Lufthansa New York local 2007 $115,992 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2009 $124,218 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Deautsche Lufthansa AG-see project 2803 95 02A for Job Info. Lufthansa New York local 2009 $29,251 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2010 $35,718 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
United Air Lines, Inc. United Continental Illinois local 2007 $5,475,000 tax increment financing
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2010 $345,936 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Deautsche Lufthansa AG-see project 2803 95 02A for Job Info. Lufthansa New York local 2010 $273,445 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines Texas local 2012 $440,000 grant/loan hybrid program
Deutsche Lufthansa AG Lufthansa New York local 2008 $10,109 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Deutsche Lufthansa AG Lufthansa New York local 2011 $10,846 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2011 $74,787 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2011 $355,558 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2010 $685,601 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
US Airways American Airlines North Carolina local 2010 $29,250 grant
AMERICAN AVIATION SUPPLY LLC American Airlines Illinois local 2004 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
JetBlue Airways Corporation JetBlue Airways New York local 2012 $1,445,771 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2012 $355,558 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Deutsche Lufthansa AG Lufthansa New York local 2012 $21,555 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
UAL Corp. and United Airlines, Inc. United Continental Illinois Local 2009 $24,389,768 tax increment financing
Deautsche Lufthansa AG-see project 2803 95 02A for Job Info. Lufthansa New York local 2013 $26,019 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2013 $170,592 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2013 $346,446 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
American Airlines American Airlines Texas local 2014 undisclosed property tax abatement
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2014 $319,954 tax credit/rebate
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2014 $70,867 tax credit/rebate
Deautsche Lufthansa AG-see project 2803 95 02A for Job Info. Lufthansa New York local 2014 $1,381 tax credit/rebate
JetBlue University JetBlue Airways Florida local 2004 $123,200 grant
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest Colorado local 2007 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
American Airlines, Inc. American Airlines Texas local 2014 undisclosed property tax abatement
American Airlines, Inc. American Airlines Texas local 2014 undisclosed property tax abatement
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
Constance Foods/Aerotech Lufthansa New York local 2016 $295,248 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 2011 $14,000 multiple
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2012 $14,000 multiple
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2013 $14,000 multiple
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2014 $14,000 multiple
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2015 $14,000 multiple
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2016 $14,000 multiple
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2017 $14,000 multiple
JetBlue Airways Corporation #2 (2010) JetBlue Airways New York local 2018 $14,000 multiple
United Airlines United Continental Indiana multiple 1991 $298,000,000 MEGADEAL
Northwest Airlines (now part of Delta Air Lines) Delta Air Lines Minnesota multiple 1991 $838,000,000 MEGADEAL
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
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