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El Al Becomes All Jet Airline; Considers Buying Supersonic Jets

El Al Israel Airlines has sold the last of its Britannia Turboprop planes and has thus become an all-jet airline.

The Britannia reportedly was sold for 4,000,000 pounds ($1,333,000) to an unidentified company. It was purchased in 1959 for 5,000,000 pounds ($1,666,000). El Al officials reportedly were evaluating acquisition of supersonic jets, now in the development stage in the United States and Britain, when they become available. Such jets have already received serious consideration from El Al’s experts.