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 Valuesort icon Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidy
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,824,369 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2003 $3,825,209 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,888,598 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $3,927,405 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $3,971,714 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $4,004,626 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $4,015,275 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $4,025,521 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2019 $4,029,002 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2018 $4,030,251 federal grant
American Airlines, Inc. ('02) American Airlines New York local 2004 $4,034,724 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $4,044,793 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2018 $4,046,999 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2019 $4,055,939 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $4,063,938 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2000 $4,067,459 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $4,075,168 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $4,112,788 federal grant
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2019 $4,175,481 federal grant
American Airlines, Inc. (1990) American Airlines New York local 2006 $4,178,634 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2001 $4,179,940 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $4,191,225 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2002 $4,212,842 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2017 $4,217,912 federal grant
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2018 $4,235,276 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2000 $4,286,850 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2000 $4,286,850 federal grant
AIR MIDWEST Mesa Air United States federal 2007 $4,294,911 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $4,410,974 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $4,486,358 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2001 $4,487,255 federal grant
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2017 $4,501,878 federal grant
Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines Michigan state 2015 $4,676,536 property tax abatement
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $4,749,371 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2019 $4,785,315 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $4,821,118 federal grant
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental United States federal 2019 $4,877,476 federal grant
VIRGIN AMERICA, INC. Alaska Air California state 2010 $4,928,306 training reimbursement
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2019 $4,949,439 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2019 $4,990,827 federal grant
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. Republic Airways Holdings Indiana state 2008 $5,000,000 tax credit/rebate
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $5,040,955 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2019 $5,071,510 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2002 $5,103,556 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2003 $5,142,776 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2017 $5,149,561 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $5,149,637 federal grant
ALASKA AIRLINES, INC. Alaska Air United States federal 2017 $5,187,911 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $5,204,247 federal grant
GREAT LAKES AVIATION, LTD. Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2017 $5,291,519 federal grant
Skybus Airlines, Inc. Skybus Airlines North Carolina state $5,292,000 grant
British Airways, PLC International Airlines Group New York local 2003 $5,367,632 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $5,390,708 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2019 $5,440,011 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $5,464,561 federal grant
United Air Lines, Inc. United Continental Illinois local 2007 $5,475,000 tax increment financing
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $5,611,551 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $5,682,445 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $5,743,255 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $5,752,590 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $5,902,546 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $5,970,691 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $6,059,028 federal grant
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AMERICAN EAGLE) American Airlines United States federal 2017 $6,149,613 federal grant
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $6,208,942 federal grant
United Air Lines, Inc United Continental Colorado state $6,291,142 tax credit/rebate
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2019 $7,142,646 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2003 $7,358,551 federal grant
United Airlines, Inc United Continental Colorado state 2014 $7,582,465 tax credit/rebate
SKYWEST AIRLINES SkyWest United States federal 2017 $7,599,187 federal grant
Republic Airline, Inc. Republic Airways Holdings Kentucky state 2004 $7,804,100 tax credit/rebate
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2002 $8,278,217 federal grant
GREAT LAKES Great Lakes Aviation United States federal 2002 $9,746,981 federal grant
American Airlines, Inc. ('02) American Airlines New York local 2003 $22,808,249 tax credit/rebate; property tax abatement
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
Monroe Energy, LLC Delta Air Lines Pennsylvania state $30,000,000 grant
Skybus Airlines Skybus Airlines Ohio multiple 2006 $57,000,000 MEGADEAL
American Airlines American Airlines Missouri multiple 2003 $85,500,000 MEGADEAL
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
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