Indianapolis-based Republic reached a watershed contract agreement with pilots last October, but it wasn't enough to allow the carrier to regain its financial footing. Republic shares plummeted on news of the bankruptcy filing.
The survey found that only 45 percent of the 339 meeting decision makers polled agree with the city’s post-RFRA battle cry “Indy Welcomes All.” And a mere 28 percent surveyed agree with the statement “Indiana Welcomes All.”
The project, which would add a modern 150-room hotel to the historic downtown building, also hinges on approval of an $11.3 million federal loan through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Expedia is buying rival online travel site Orbitz, adding to the stable of brands it has snapped up recently in order to extend its reach and keep pace in the fiercely competitive travel-booking industry.