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 Value Type of Subsidysort icon
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,053,257 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,021,654 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,629,368 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,908,518 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $4,075,168 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $1,695,812 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,137,144 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,346,800 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,514,019 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,597,768 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,770,330 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $569,591 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,156,120 federal grant
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
Airtran Airways Southwest Airlines United States federal 2007 $71,823,648 federal loan or loan guarantee
Continental Airlines, Inc. United Continental United States federal 2010 $12,578,750 federal loan or loan guarantee
Continental Airlines, Inc. United Continental United States federal 2010 $12,578,750 federal loan or loan guarantee
Continental Airlines, Inc. United Continental United States federal 2009 $43,750,000 federal loan or loan guarantee
Air Tran Southwest Airlines Georgia state 2004 $189,000 grant
UNITED AIR LINES, INC. United Continental Illinois state 2007 $231,726 grant
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 $2,000,000 grant
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
Spirit Airlines, Inc. Spirit Airlines Florida state 1999 $474,297 grant
JetBlue Airways Corporation JetBlue Airways Florida state 2003 $770,000 grant
Monroe Energy, LLC Delta Air Lines Pennsylvania state $30,000,000 grant
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
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 North Carolina local 2010 $29,250 grant
JetBlue University JetBlue Airways Florida local 2004 $123,200 grant
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines Texas local 2012 $440,000 grant/loan hybrid program
Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation United Continental Wisconsin state 2012 $600,000 grant/loan hybrid program
Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines Michigan state 2015 $1,000,000 grant/loan hybrid program
Lufthansa Technik Component Services Lufthansa Oklahoma state 2013 $3,000,000 industrial revenue bond
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
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
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
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
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
JETBLUE AIRWAYS CORPORATION JetBlue Airways Maine state 2011 $1,087 property tax abatement
US Airways American Airlines Arizona state 2013 undisclosed property tax abatement
PIEDMONT AIRLINES INC American Airlines Maine state 2013 $2,612 property tax abatement
JETBLUE AIRWAYS CORPORATION JetBlue Airways Maine state 2015 $1,110 property tax abatement
Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines Michigan state 2015 $4,676,536 property tax abatement
American Airlines American Airlines Texas local 2014 undisclosed property tax abatement
American Airlines, Inc. American Airlines Texas local 2014 undisclosed property tax abatement
American Airlines, Inc. American Airlines Texas local 2014 undisclosed property tax abatement
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
Sky Chefs, Inc. Lufthansa Florida state 2007 $45,000 tax credit/rebate
Sky Chefs , Inc. Lufthansa Florida state 2008 $50,000 tax credit/rebate
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
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
US Airways Inc American Airlines Pennsylvania state $750,000 tax credit/rebate
Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest Airlines Pennsylvania state $66,000 tax credit/rebate
American Eagle Airlines, Inc. American Airlines Arkansas state 2010 $27,584 tax credit/rebate
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
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
AMERICAN AVIATION SUPPLY LLC American Airlines Illinois local 2004 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
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