On June 18, 2017, Intellias, a leading nearshore software engineering provider in DACH and Benelux, became even more closer to one of its key clients' markets. The biggest low-fare airline in Central and Western Europe Wizzair has launched the first direct flight between Berlin, where Intellias delivery office is located, and Lviv — one of the company’s headquarters.

The estimated duration of flight is 1h 40m, which makes it a direct and time-saving connection between Berlin and Lviv. It also makes the collaboration with DACH-based clients even smoother, given 300+ onsite trips Intellias makes per year to this region.

Partners' benefits from easy flight

Berlin, a so-called European Silicon Valley, is one of the biggest start-up ecosystems and the most innovative IT-hub in Europe. With a short distance and a close time zone alignment, Berlin's inventive potential has everything at hand to bring its ideas to life with a deep engineering pool of Ukrainian outsourcing talent market.

Apart from the recently added Lviv – Berlin flight, Wizzair already has convenient flight connections between Kyiv, capital city of Ukraine and Intellias’ second-biggest engineering center, and many other European cities, including the UK ones.

Ukraine as a free-to-travel outsourcing location

A month earlier, on May 11, 2017, the European Union has approved the request of Ukraine for a visa-free travel to the Schengen Area. It means that Ukrainian citizens can now travel to the EU states as well as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland without a visa, saving time on travel formalities.

This agreement took effect on June 11, 2017 and has brought an extra convenience for our clients. Now, it's much easier and faster to arrange a kick-off, knowledge-sharing session, or workshop by inviting Intellias development team to the clients' premises.

Together with a wider network of flights across Europe, Intellias gains new opportunities for helping European technology companies tap into Ukraine’s rich talent pool.

About Intellias

Intellias is a software engineering company with nearshore development centers in Lviv, Kyiv, and Odesa (Ukraine). It has 15 years of experience in German-speaking Europe, Benelux, United States, and Canada. KPMG highlighted Intellias as one of the leading IT-BPO providers in Lviv. Also, the company received a recognition from Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in Europe.