Merger mania: Bloomberg takes a look at the numbers

Wondering how and why these mergers all make sense? Bloomberg put together a pretty nifty set of charts showing where each of the United, Northwest, Continental and United hubs are, their traffic and CEO, financial, US Ranking, Aviary, Employee, Alliance and Frequent Flier data.

It’s an interesting look at the facts behind each of the four carriers — a place to look at how each airline influences the United States and a place to formulate your own opinion on the pending mergers. They even go so far as to supply the sources (gasp) of their data.

If these mergers start to come through, it’s going to be a very busy summer here at Gadling. Keep an eye out for our expert and/or wildly speculative articles about the next big thing and who’s going to be losing their frequent flyer miles next.