Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
airlines
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$2,016,274,217
Number of Records: 
3,225
Note: 
The totals include only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. The totals are adjusted to account for the fact that each parent's entries may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. They are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.

Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Air France-KLM$350,452,33613
International Airlines Group$307,545,30026
American Airlines$202,706,216813
United Airlines Holdings$143,714,580554
Lufthansa$135,166,25242
LATAM Airlines Group$131,914,70815
Japan Airlines$110,408,8745
Alaska Air$89,334,504243
Delta Air Lines$84,843,786618
Southwest Airlines$77,810,074313


Individual Penalty Records:

Click on the company or penalty amount for more information on each case. Click on the parent name to reach the summary page for that parent company.
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Company Parent Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Air France-KLM Air France-KLM price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2008 DOJ_ANTITRUST $350,000,000
British Airways PLC International Airlines Group price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2007 DOJ_ANTITRUST $300,000,000
BizJet International Sales and Support Inc. Lufthansa Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2012 DOJ_CRIMINAL $118,000,000
Japan Airlines International Co. Ltd. Japan Airlines price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2008 DOJ_ANTITRUST $110,000,000
LAN Cargo S.A. And Aerolinhas Brasileiras S.A. LATAM Airlines Group price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2009 DOJ_ANTITRUST $109,000,000
Virgin America, Inc. Alaska Air wage and hour violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $77,763,395
All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd. (ANA) All Nippon Airways (ANA) price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2010 DOJ_ANTITRUST $73,000,000
Qantas Airways Limited Qantas Airways price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2007 DOJ_ANTITRUST $61,000,000
Cathay Pacific Airways Limited Cathay Pacific Airways price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2008 DOJ_ANTITRUST $60,000,000
SAS Cargo Group Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2008 DOJ_ANTITRUST $52,000,000
United Airlines Inc. United Airlines Holdings fraud 2021 DOJ_CRIMINAL $49,458,102
Singapore Airlines Cargo Pte Ltd. Singapore Airlines price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2010 DOJ_ANTITRUST $48,000,000
China Airlines Ltd. China Airlines price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2010 DOJ_ANTITRUST $40,000,000
Northwest Airlines LLC Delta Air Lines price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2010 DOJ_ANTITRUST $38,000,000
United Airlines United Airlines Holdings employment discrimination 2014 private lawsuit-federal $36,500,000
US AIRWAYS INC American Airlines aviation safety violation 2013 FAA $27,000,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC American Airlines aviation safety violation 2014 FAA $24,000,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC American Airlines aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $24,000,000
American Airlines Inc. American Airlines False Claims Act and related 2019 DOJ_CIVIL $22,100,000
American Airlines Inc American Airlines benefit plan administrator violation 2018 private lawsuit-federal $22,000,000
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines employment discrimination 2018 private lawsuit-federal $20,540,000
Delta Airlines, Inc. Delta Air Lines benefit plan administrator violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $16,000,000
EL AL Israel Airlines Ltd. El Al Israel Airline price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2009 DOJ_ANTITRUST $15,700,000
LATAM Airlines Group S.A. LATAM Airlines Group Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2016 DOJ_CRIMINAL $12,750,000
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines aviation safety violation 2014 FAA $12,000,000
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines aviation safety violation 2008 FAA $10,200,000
American Airlines and Envoy Air American Airlines employment discrimination 2017 EEOC $9,800,000
LAN Airlines LATAM Airlines Group Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2016 SEC $9,400,000
TWA Airlines, LLC American Airlines environmental violation 2005 CA-SCAQMD $8,010,000
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO Southwest Airlines aviation safety violation 2009 FAA $7,500,000
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines aviation safety violation 2009 FAA $7,500,000
Deutsche Lufthansa AG Lufthansa aviation safety violation 2019 FAA $6,428,000
Deutsche Lufthansa Airlines Lufthansa aviation safety violation 2019 FAA $6,400,000
United Airlines United Airlines Holdings employment discrimination 2014 private lawsuit-federal $6,150,000
International Airlines Group International Airlines Group False Claims Act and related 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $5,800,000
US Airways Inc. American Airlines aviation safety violation 2009 FAA $5,400,000
UAL Corporation United Airlines Holdings benefit plan administrator violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $5,250,000
US Airways Group American Airlines benefit plan administrator violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $5,250,000
American Airlines, Inc. American Airlines benefit plan administrator violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $4,950,000
Air Canada Air Canada aviation consumer protection violation 2021 ACPD $4,500,000
Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $4,250,000
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines aviation safety violation 2020 FAA $3,920,000
United Airlines United Airlines Holdings aviation safety violation 2009 FAA $3,800,000
UNITED AIR LINES INC United Airlines Holdings aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $3,775,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Delta Air Lines wage and hour violation 2020 private lawsuit-federal $3,500,000
Continental Airlines United Airlines Holdings wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $3,250,000
American Airlines Inc. American Airlines civil contempt 2004 DOJ_ANTITRUST $3,000,000
Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest Airlines aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $2,800,000
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO Southwest Airlines aviation safety violation 2017 FAA $2,800,000
Trans World Airlines, Inc. American Airlines employment discrimination 2001 EEOC $2,600,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC American Airlines aviation safety violation 2006 FAA $2,500,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC American Airlines aviation safety violation 2004 FAA $2,500,000
American Airlines American Airlines aviation safety violation 2004 FAA $2,500,000
United Airlines United Airlines Holdings accounting fraud or deficiencies 2016 SEC $2,400,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Delta Air Lines Fair Credit Reporting Act violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $2,300,000
United Continental Holdings Inc. United Airlines Holdings kickbacks and bribery 2016 USAO $2,250,000
United Airlines, Inc. United Airlines Holdings aviation consumer protection violation 2016 ACPD $2,000,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Delta Air Lines aviation consumer protection violation 2011 ACPD $2,000,000
Cathay Pacific Airways Cathay Pacific Airways wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $1,900,000
United Airlines, Inc. United Airlines Holdings aviation consumer protection violation 2021 ACPD $1,900,000
Sky Chefs Lufthansa wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $1,750,000
American Airlines American Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2016 ACPD $1,600,000
Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2015 ACPD $1,600,000
Alaska Airlines Alaska Air aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $1,600,000
United Airlines United Airlines Holdings aviation safety violation 2002 FAA $1,500,000
Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $1,415,444
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Delta Air Lines aviation consumer protection violation 2003 ACPD $1,350,000
United Airlines United Airlines Holdings aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $1,300,000
American Airlines American Airlines employment discrimination 2008 private lawsuit-federal $1,238,333
US Airways, Inc. American Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2013 ACPD $1,200,000
American Airlines American Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2003 ACPD $1,200,000
United Airlines, Inc. United Airlines Holdings aviation consumer protection violation 2013 ACPD $1,100,000
United Air Lines, Inc. United Airlines Holdings aviation consumer protection violation 2003 ACPD $1,100,000
Lufthansa Technik North America Lufthansa wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $1,100,000
US AIRWAYS INC American Airlines aviation safety violation 2003 FAA $1,028,329
United Airlines Inc. United Airlines Holdings employment discrimination 2015 EEOC $1,000,040
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $1,000,000
American Airlines American Airlines employment discrimination 2009 private lawsuit-federal $1,000,000
American Airlines American Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2019 ACPD $1,000,000
United Airlines United Airlines Holdings aviation safety violation 2005 FAA $1,000,000
American Airlines American Airlines aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $1,000,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES American Airlines aviation safety violation 2009 FAA $999,000
UNITED AIRLINES United Airlines Holdings environmental violation 2002 EPA $990,000
Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $987,550
United Air Lines United Airlines Holdings wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $925,000
SkyWest Airlines SkyWest aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $911,000
American Eagle Airlines, Inc. American Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2011 ACPD $900,000
American Eagle Airlines American Airlines aviation safety violation 2002 FAA $900,000
Compass Airlines, LLC Trans States Holdings aviation safety violation 2017 FAA $869,125
Compass Airlines, LLC Trans States Holdings aviation safety violation 2017 FAA $869,125
United Airlines, Inc. United Airlines Holdings environmental violation 2004 EPA $850,000
United Airlines United Airlines Holdings employment discrimination 2009 EEOC $850,000
America West Airlines American Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2004 ACPD $850,000
United Airlines Inc. United Airlines Holdings environmental violation 2004 EPA (*) $850,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES, INC American Airlines aviation safety violation 2014 FAA $800,000
United Airlines, Inc. United Airlines Holdings aviation consumer protection violation 2016 ACPD $750,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Delta Air Lines aviation consumer protection violation 2013 ACPD $750,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Delta Air Lines aviation consumer protection violation 2019 ACPD $750,000
Allegiant Air Allegiant Air aviation safety violation 2019 FAA $715,438
Allegiant Air, LLC Allegiant Air aviation safety violation 2019 FAA $715,438
Northwest Airlines, Inc. Delta Air Lines aviation consumer protection violation 2002 ACPD $700,000
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