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Risque website offers $10 million for Sky Harbor name change

Reported by: Katie Fisher
Email: kfisher@abc15.com
Last Update: 2/23 8:08 pm
PHOENIX -- There are some things money can't buy.

And one of those things, according to City of Phoenix officials, is a name change for Sky Harbor.

Elissa Buchter, a publicist who works with AshleyMadison.com, said her client offered the city $10 million to change the name of the airport from Sky Harbor International Airport to "The Ashley Madison International Airport" for a period of five years.

The only problem? The risque website promotes infidelity, billing itself as "The World's Premier Discreet Dating Service" and whose motto preaches, "Life is short, have an affair."

Stephanie Riobodal, a representative with the City of Phoenix, confirmed they received an offer to rename the airport. The offer was rejected, though officials have not specified the reason.

Buchter says Phoenix is missing out on the chance to save thousands of jobs and inject some much-needed funds back into the city.

According to Buchter, Deputy City Manager David Krietor, who oversees the aviation department, told her client, "For various reasons (we) have to decline the generous offer." 

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