Company: Skybus Airlines Parent Company: Skybus Airlines Subsidy Source: multiple Location: Ohio City: Columbus Project Description: start-up airline Year: 2006 Major Industry of Parent: airlines Specific Industry of Parent: airlines Subsidy Value: $57,000,000 Program Name: multiple Awarding Agency: multiple Type of Subsidy:
Source of Data: The subsidy details came from: Marla Matzer Rose and Paul Wilson, "Cash could ease airline's debut," Columbus Dispatch, September 22, 2006; and Brian R. Ball, "Skybus lands incentives as airlline preps for takeoff at Port Columbus," Columbus Business First, September 25, 2006. Notes: The subsidy package included $16 million from the state (including an $8.3 million Job Creation Tax Credit); $14 million from the city; and $27 million from from the Columbus Regional Airport Authority ($4 million in direct aid and $23 million in infrastructure improvements). The airline started flying in 2007 and folded a year later. Overlaps with main Subsidy Tracker data: none. Source Notes: If an online information source is not working, check the Tracker inventory page for an updated link.