merlot.aero has  signed a contract with Afghanistan’s Kam Air, kick starting its Middle Eastern market. Kam Air will be the first to use the European Data Centre for long term cloud deployment to forecast, organise, plan, predict, measure and report on activity to optimise daily aircraft and crew utilisation. The win comes on the back of industry reports for a profitable six months for low cost carriers in the region, despite regional unrest and political uncertainty.

merlot.aero’s SaaS, leverages cloud technology to deliver software, data access and storage remotely rather than via local servers, provides secure, fast and affordable access to decision support tools, according to Mark McCaughan, the company’s chief executive.