Caribbean Airlines (BW, Port of Spain) management has considered replacing its Avions de Transport Régional (Toulouse Blagnac) fleet with comparable turboprops sourced from Bombardier (BBA, Montréal Trudeau) following the former's persistent reliability problems.

Trinidad & Tobago's BusinessDay says that in his 2016 strategic plan, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Michael Di Lollo described the ATRs as “not mission capable” after they suffered from frequent AOG (Aircraft On Ground) occurrences. On his recommendation, overtures were made to the Canadians about sourcing Dash 8-400s to replace the carrier's fleet of five ATR72-600s.

Caribbean Airlines ordered nine ATR72-600s in 2010 to replace its five Dash 8-300s.

The ATR72s are currently used on Caribbean Airlines' air-bridge services from Port of Spain to Tobago locally and Bridgetown, Grenada, and St. Lucia Vigie regionally.