WestJet Encore of Canada takes to the skies with merlot.aero airline operations management system

WestJet Encore of Canada takes to the skies with merlot.aero airline operations management system

AUCKLAND, New Zealand; August 12, 2013: WestJet Encore, the new regional subsidiary of WestJet, the largest low-cost operator in Canada, has chosen merlot.aero to deliver their airline resource planning and control, which ensures a safe and efficient crew and operational environment.

This relationship marks merlot.aero’s entry into the North American market.

The merlot.aero airline operations management system is designed by a team of industry professionals specifically for the airline industry. merlot.aero combines the power of the latest software development technologies with a new approach in the way software is delivered and consumed to provide efficiencies in scalability and processing speed unheard of until now in comparable enterprise software.

The convergence of the latest technology platform with social, mobile and big data means WestJet Encore will be able to easily collaborate company-wide. The mutual benefits of social interaction and mobility together combine to empower individuals as they interact with information on whatever devices they want in a manner that is new and fresh in mission-critical software.

WestJet Encore will use the system to optimize crew utilisation, as well as control and report on core operational information. This will enable Encore to manage its business, achieve regulatory compliance, maximize operational efficiency and focus on scalable growth.

The new technology platform means WestJet Encore will quickly be able to fully integrate with the system using a web browser, rather than a whole new IT system.

We are delighted to announce that WestJet Encore has chosen to use our game changing technology solution as their airline operations management provider,” said Mark McCaughan, Chief Executive, Merlot Aero Limited. “This commitment, from one of North America’s most respected airlines is testament to our technology solution and the many advantages that merlot.aero provides airlines globally.”

“Company-wide our philosophy is that there’s more to software than code and functionality. We have a commitment to completely understand our customer and provide a partnership approach to each and every relationship we have to ensure we proactively help our clients grow,” said McCaughan.

“We are excited to enter the North American market and by the opportunity to partner with a visionary such as WestJet Encore who see the potential of merlot.aero and its industry leading technology.”

About Merlot Aero Limited

merlot.aero is a New Zealand-based software company with a presence in Australasia, North America, Canada, as well as EMEA . The team has more than 50 years experience collectively in designing, developing and delivering innovative software to the aviation sector. The merlot.aero business continues to rapidly expand its SaaS product foot-print in a diverse range of airline operations around the world, helping airlines manage daily business more effectively.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to more than 85 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 9,500 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

For Further Information, Contact:

Mark McCaughan
President/CEO
Merlot Aero Ltd
Tel: +64 (0)9 361 2400
Mob: +64 (0)21 605 149
Email: mark@merlot.aero
www.merlot.aero

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