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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Companysort icon Parent Location Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $2,699,930 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,039,531 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,160,564 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $5,040,955 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $1,448,624 federal grant
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
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines Texas local 2012 $440,000 grant/loan hybrid program
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2003 $681,551 training reimbursement
Southwest Airlines Co Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2005 $433,338 training reimbursement
Southwest Airlines Co Southwest Airlines Maryland state 2006 undisclosed tax credit/rebate
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 & Subsideraires Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2008 undisclosed enterprise zone
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
Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest Airlines Pennsylvania state $66,000 tax credit/rebate
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. & Subs. Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2007 undisclosed enterprise zone
Southwest Airlines Co. & Subsidiaries Southwest Airlines Arizona state 2005 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. & 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 2007 $1,154,701 training reimbursement
Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines Michigan state 2015 $1,000,000 grant/loan hybrid program
Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines Michigan state 2015 $4,676,536 property tax abatement
Spirit Airlines, Inc. Spirit Airlines Florida state 1999 $474,297 grant
Spirit Airlines, Inc. Spirit Airlines Florida state 1999 $876,000 tax credit/rebate
TRANS STATES AIRLINES Trans States Holdings United States federal 2003 $146,561 federal grant
UAL Corp. and United Airlines, Inc. United Continental Illinois Local 2009 $24,389,768 tax increment financing
UAL Corp. and United Airlines, Inc. United Continental Illinois local 2017 $25,889,768 tax increment financing
UNITED AIR LINES INC United Continental United States federal 2004 $65,325 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 2004 $26,760 federal grant
UNITED AIR LINES INC United Continental United States federal 2003 $24,633 federal grant
United Air Lines, Inc United Continental Colorado state $6,291,142 tax credit/rebate
UNITED AIR LINES, INC. United Continental Illinois state 2007 $231,726 grant
United Air Lines, Inc. United Continental Illinois local 2007 $5,475,000 tax increment financing
United Air Lines, Inc. United Continental Colorado state 2013 $3,565,216 tax credit/rebate
United Airlines United Continental Indiana multiple 1991 $298,000,000 MEGADEAL
UNITED AIRLINES INC United Continental United States federal 2015 $757,316 federal grant
United Airlines, Inc United Continental Colorado state 2014 $7,582,465 tax credit/rebate
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2018 $2,006,798 federal grant
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2017 $4,501,878 federal grant
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2019 $716,160 federal grant
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2019 $938,160 federal grant
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2018 $1,219,608 federal grant
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2018 $4,235,276 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
US Airways American Airlines Arizona state 2013 undisclosed property tax abatement
US Airways American Airlines North Carolina local 2010 $29,250 grant
US Airways Inc American Airlines Pennsylvania state $1,250,000 grant
US Airways Inc American Airlines Pennsylvania state $750,000 tax credit/rebate
US Airways Inc American Airlines Pennsylvania state $2,000,000 grant
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 North Carolina state 2013 $210,531 tax credit/rebate
US Airways, Inc. American Airlines North Carolina state 2015 $491,404 tax credit/rebate
VIRGIN AMERICA, INC. Alaska Air California state 2008 $3,046,703 training reimbursement
VIRGIN AMERICA, INC. Alaska Air California state 2010 $4,928,306 training reimbursement
VIRGIN AMERICA, INC. Alaska Air California state 2013 $299,970 training reimbursement
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