Don't underestimate domestic demand. For instance my Airline in Nigeria operates 6 737-900ER just on the Lagos-Abuja Route. So I advise against using turboprops in anything but tiny markets. It hurts your image too much. Starting with 737-700 (or EMB 195) on the better domestic routes sounds like a good plan to me. It will also give you a ORS rating advantage over the competition, that is currently using Dashes.
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