Shalom and greetings all my pals,

I just found out now from reading aviation news that Bahamasair has ordered three ATR42-600s and two ATR72-600s to replace old prop planes in the fleet.

My question to all of you is that why did Bahamasair pick those new planes instead of Q-400s? Are Bahamasair ATR42-600s and two ATR72-600s more suitable than Q-400s for Caribbean island operations?

And why did Cayman Airways pick Saab propeller planes instead of any of those planes mentioned above?