U.S. Announces $60 Billion Bailout For Airlines & Airports

The U.S. government has begun announcing its $60 billion CARES Act bailout for airlines and airports.


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This list will gradually be completed as more details are revealed.

Bailout Distribution:

  • $10 billion for U.S. Airports
  • $50 billion for U.S. Airlines

Airlines:

As part of the United States CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) to cover for these negative effects of COVID-19, the government has allocated $50 billion out of $2 trillion for U.S. airlines. This bailout will protect airline employees from involuntary furloughs or pay rate reductions through Sept. 30, 2020.

Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, United, SkyWest, and Southwest intend to participate in the CARES Act payroll support program. Spirit Airlines is planning to join, but hasn’t announced much.

At the moment, these airlines have revealed the details of their bailout:

Alaska Airlines:

  • Set to receive $992 million
  • Consisting of $725 million in direct support, $267 million low-interest loan
  • U.S. Treasury will receive the right to buy 847,000 non-voting shares of Alaska Air Group

American Airlines:

  • Set to receive a total of $5.8 billion.
  • $4.1 billion in direct support, $1.7 billion in low-interest loan.
  • U.S. government may take a 3% stake in the airline.

Delta Air Lines:

  • Set to receive a total of $5.4 billion
  • Includes an unsecured 10-year low-interest loan of $1.6 billion
  • U.S. government will take a 1% stake in Delta.

JetBlue:

  • Set to receive a total of $935.8 million
  • Consists of $685.1 million direct support, $250.7 million low-interest loan.

Southwest Airlines:

  • Set to receive a total of $3.2 billion
  • Consists of more than $2.3 billion in direct payroll support and a nearly $1 billion unsecured term loan.
  • U.S. government potentially taking 0.5% stake in Southwest.

United Airlines:

  • $5.0 billion total
  • $3.5 billion in direct support, $1.5 billion low-interest loan
  • Potential 2.1% government stake in the airline.

Airports:

From what it looks like, every or nearly every U.S. airport will be receiving some grant from the government. The FAA has a full list and a map:

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Incomplete list of some big airports and the money they will receive:

  • Anchorage Airport - $26,376,060
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Airport - $299,199,046
  • Los Angeles Airport - $323,636,269
  • San Francisco Airport - $254,780,449
  • Portland (PDX) Airport - $72,302,494
  • Austin Airport - $58,735,130
  • San Jose (SJC) Airport - $65,633,236
  • Detroit Airport - $141,886,415
  • New York JFK - $193,389,105
  • New York LGA - $102,931,268
  • Newark Airport - $147,522,766
  • Miami Airport - $206,949,557
  • Orlando Airport - $170,702,779
  • Atlanta Airport - $338,535,265
  • Chicago O’Hare - $294,441,928
  • Denver Airport - $269,073,999

The full list of airports and the amount of money they will receive can be found here: https://www.faa.gov/airports/cares_act/media/cares-act-airport-grant-amounts.pdf

Map of every airport set to receive money: https://www.faa.gov/airports/cares_act/map/

Press Releases/Images

AA: http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/American-Airlines-To-Receive-58-Billion-in-Payroll-Support-From-US-Department-of-the-Treasury-OPS-DIS-04/default.aspx
DL: https://news.delta.com/ed-bastian-memo-protecting-our-future
WN: https://www.swamedia.com/releases/release-1cddf1aa880580a9784fc127733b92cf-southwest-airlines-reaches-agreement-in-principle-on-the-payroll-support-program-under-the-cares-act
FAA: https://www.faa.gov/airports/cares_act/

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If there’s any new information not listed in the post, be sure to drop it down below.

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Well this is some very good news!

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Wow this is great news for the US travel industry. Mind if I save your topic in a google doc? Its for a school assignment to keep track of what’s going on in the world during these tough times.

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Sure, go ahead

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Thank you!

Finally, some good news! Let’s keep Alaska Airlines and PANC in business! And… like, all the other airports and airlines if we have time 😅

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Next one: JetBlue

  • Set to receive a total of $935.8 million
  • Consists of $685.1 million direct support, $250.7 million low-interest loan.

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Great see Anchorage get some money, as active as Anchorage is and how busy it has gotten in the last few months this is fantastic!

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What airport didn’t get money? 😂

Like honestly I was trying to think of every small GA airport I know, and there all in there. With extremely varying amounts of money though. One I saw was getting like 2k or something, I’m like what are they going to do with that? Get a laptop? 😂

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Alaska Airlines:

  • Set to receive $992 million
  • Consisting of $725 million in direct support, $267 million low-interest loan
  • U.S. Treasury will receive the right to buy 847,000 non-voting shares of Alaska Air Group

https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2020-04-14-Alaska-Airlines-and-Horizon-Air-announce-details-of-aid-expected-under-the-CARES-Act

WOW ! This is great news also it is very well put togeather great job and I look forward to hearing more about it :)

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This is great news for the US aviation industry. Hope this will help these companies. Also, as always nice thread

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When it comes to acronyms, no one can beat the Americans.
NINJA loans, PATRIOT act, TAIPEI, CARES, USMC, CAATSA, TARP, the list never ends

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Yay! Good news, especially I love that LGA is getting money, the renovation was nearing completion when amount of construction dramatically dropped, good luck LGA!

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United Airlines:

  • $5.0 billion total
  • $3.5 billion in direct support, $1.5 billion low-interest loan
  • Potential 2.1% government stake in the airline.
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