The U.S. Treasury Department sent $2.9 billion in aid to airlines Monday, the first payments the government has made as part of a grant and loan program to help the industry.

The Treasury said it sent the payments to two large airlines and 54 smaller passenger carriers, and would continue to disburse funds on a rolling basis. It didn’t identify the airlines.

It also said that it had completed agreements with six large companies: American Airlines Group, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines Holdings, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air.

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