Violation Tracker Industry Summary Page

Industry: 
airlines
Penalty Total since 2000: 
$1,930,654,747
Number of Records: 
3,021
Note: 
The total includes only those entries matched to a parent company. The industry designation is the primary one for the parent's operations overall. The penalty dollar total above is adjusted to account for the fact that the list of entries below 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. Duplicate penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the individual records list below.

Top 10 Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Air France-KLM$350,447,00012
International Airlines Group$307,249,61022
Delta Air Lines$284,201,203591
LATAM Airlines Group$131,561,00013
American Airlines$127,417,835786
Lufthansa$121,666,15927
Japan Airlines$110,100,0003
United Continental$77,448,777529
All Nippon Airways (ANA)$73,311,0006
Cathay Pacific Airways$62,196,5005


Individual Penalty Records:

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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
Northwest Airlines, Inc., Delta Air Lines aviation consumer protection violation 2004 ACPD $225,000,000
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
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
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 Continental 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
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines employment discrimination 2018 private lawsuit-federal $20,540,000
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
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
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO Southwest Airlines aviation safety violation 2009 FAA $7,500,000
United Airlines United Continental employment discrimination 2014 private lawsuit-federal $6,150,000
International Airlines Group International Airlines Group False Claims Act 2018 DOJ_CIVIL $5,800,000
Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $4,250,000
UNITED AIR LINES INC United Continental aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $3,775,000
Continental Airlines United Continental 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
United Airlines United Continental accounting fraud or deficiencies 2016 SEC $2,400,000
United Airlines, Inc. United Continental 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
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
United Airlines United Continental employment discrimination 2018 private lawsuit-federal $1,438,122
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
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 United Continental employment discrimination 2002 private lawsuit-federal $1,100,130
United Airlines, Inc. United Continental aviation consumer protection violation 2013 ACPD $1,100,000
United Air Lines, Inc. United Continental 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 Continental 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 safety violation 2009 FAA $999,000
UNITED AIRLINES United Continental environmental violation 2002 EPA $990,000
United Air Lines United Continental wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $925,000
American Eagle Airlines, Inc. American Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2011 ACPD $900,000
United Airlines, Inc. United Continental environmental violation 2004 EPA $850,000
United Airlines United Continental employment discrimination 2009 EEOC $850,000
America West Airlines American Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2004 ACPD $850,000
United Airlines Inc. United Continental environmental violation 2004 EPA (*) $850,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES, INC American Airlines aviation safety violation 2014 FAA $800,000
United Airlines, Inc. United Continental aviation consumer protection violation 2016 ACPD $750,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Delta Air Lines aviation consumer protection violation 2013 ACPD $750,000
Northwest Airlines, Inc. Delta Air Lines aviation consumer protection violation 2002 ACPD $700,000
UNITED AIRLINES, INC. United Continental aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $650,743
ALASKA AIRLINES INC Alaska Air aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $620,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC American Airlines aviation safety violation 2005 FAA $605,000
EXECUTIVE AIRLINES INC American Airlines aviation safety violation 2011 FAA $600,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC American Airlines aviation safety violation 2007 FAA $600,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC American Airlines aviation safety violation 2006 FAA $600,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC American Airlines aviation safety violation 2005 FAA $600,000
AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES INC American Airlines aviation safety violation 2004 FAA $600,000
JetBlue Airways Corp. JetBlue Airways aviation consumer protection violation 2010 ACPD $600,000
United Airlines Inc. United Continental employment discrimination 2010 EEOC $600,000
ALASKA AIRLINES INC Alaska Air aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $575,000
American Airlines Inc. American Airlines Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act 2008 DOJ_CIVIL $560,772
HORIZON AIR INDUSTRIES INC Alaska Air aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $550,000
US Airways, Inc. American Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2003 ACPD $550,000
Northwest Airlines, Inc. Delta Air Lines employment discrimination 2004 EEOC $510,000
AirTran Airways Southwest Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2010 ACPD $500,000
Southwest Airlines, Co. Southwest Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2003 ACPD $500,000
Alaska Airlines Inc. Alaska Air aviation safety violation 2014 USAO $500,000
American Airlines American Airlines employment discrimination 2016 private lawsuit-federal $500,000
ExpressJet Airlines SkyWest employment discrimination 2011 private lawsuit-state $500,000
ALASKA AIRLINES INC Alaska Air aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $480,000
ALASKA AIRLINES INC Alaska Air aviation safety violation 2010 FAA $437,500
TRANS STATES AIRLINES LLC Trans States Holdings aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $400,000
AIR WISCONSIN AIRLINES CORPORATION United Continental aviation safety violation 2007 FAA $400,000
United Airlines United Continental employment discrimination 2009 private lawsuit-federal $389,777
Spirit Airlines, Inc. Spirit Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2009 ACPD $375,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Delta Air Lines aviation consumer protection violation 2009 ACPD $375,000
HORIZON AIR INDUSTRIES INC Alaska Air aviation safety violation 2013 FAA $355,000
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES INC Hawaiian Holdings aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $350,000
CONTINENTAL AIRLINES INC United Continental aviation safety violation 2011 FAA $350,000
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES INC Hawaiian Holdings aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $350,000
United Airlines, Inc. United Continental aviation consumer protection violation 2013 ACPD $350,000
ALASKA AIRLINES INC Alaska Air aviation safety violation 2006 FAA $333,000
AMERICAN AIRLINES INC American Airlines aviation safety violation 2007 FAA $325,000
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