you do not seem to understand the extend of Ansett's internal "cancer". When the administrators took over, they were "appalled" at the state of the airline's books. Simply because there was no money left. Singapore Airlines, while many argued, may have saved the airline but was blocked by ANZ, wasn't too keen towards the end because Ansett was already run to the ground by the former owners.
Someone could have saved the airline by buying it? True, someone with a lot of balls. But looking at the timing (travel slump, worldwide recession, 911...), many reasons contributed to why the airline industry was a battered one. What's more to invest in a sick airline at a time when all the major carriers were suffering? Not a wise decision, even I can imagine.
So you see, we would never know if Ansett could be saved... Move on matey.
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