Factbox: The new United Airlines

May 3 – United Airlines parent UAL Corp said on Monday that it would buy Continental Airlines Inc, in a deal that would create the world’s biggest airline. Here is information about the merged company.

Name: United Airlines

Headquarters: Chicago

Employees: 87,000

Revenue (2009): $29 billion

Traffic (2009): 203.3 billion RPMs

Fleet: 693 planes

Holding company: United Continental Holdings Inc

U.S. hubs: Los Angeles; San Francisco; Denver; Chicago; Washington, DC; Newark, New Jersey; Houston;Cleveland

Chief Executive: Jeff Smisek

Non-Executive Chairman: Glenn Tilton

Alliance: Star Alliance

NOTE: Passenger traffic is measured in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, the most common measurement of an airline’s size, reflecting the distance traveled by paying passengers.

Sources: Company reports, Reuters research

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Factbox: The new United Airlines