Australia’s Qantas hopes to restart flights from December to highly vaccinated countries like Singapore, US, UK

Qantas Airways on Thursday said it was preparing for international travel with countries with higher vaccine rates to resume in December, sending shares higher, as it reported a narrower annual loss of A$1.73 billion (US$1.26 billion).The airline, which grounded its international fleet in March 2020 due to closed borders, said it planned to bring back five of its 12 Airbus SE A380 superjumbos by mid-2022 to fly to the United States and Britain, a year earlier than previously forecast.It is a…