Here wait a minute - were Air Baltic not looking to replace their Q400s?!? There had been talk of them going all-jet, but this doesn't make sense.
Surely they aren't going to replace all their ~70 seat Q400 with ~150 seat CS300...?
[Is there still further orders from Air Baltic to come? Or have they shelved the all-jet plan]
Maybe they deemed the cost savings of an all-CS300 fleet were enough for them to offset it, with potential cancellation of some Q400 routes, which may currently boast poor profitability anyways. The Bombardier press release states the airline plans to go all C-Series by 2025, so I don't think anything has changed in that regard.
They haven't got a small Q400 fleet, but it isn't exactly large when considering the number of CS300s they'll end up with...
Q400, A320-200, A321-200, 737-500, 737-800, 747-400, 757-200, 787-9 // FCA, TOM, TUI, MON, MT, BA, VS, DL, BE, X9, OLY // Upcoming: W6 A320, W6 A321, EVA 77W, VS 787-9m AS A320, VS A35K, KLM E190, KLM 738, LS 737