On June 18, 2017, Intellias, a leading nearshore provider of software engineering services to the DACH and Benelux countries, got even closer to one of its key markets thanks to Wizzair. The biggest low-cost airline in Central and Western Europe has launched its first direct flight between Berlin – where the Intellias delivery office is located – and Lviv, the company’s headquarters.
The estimated flight time for Berlin–Lviv is 1 hour 40 minutes, making it an efficient connection between these cities. This route will also make collaboration with DACH-based clients even smoother, given the 300+ trips that Intellias makes to the region each year.
Partners benefit from an easy flight
Berlin, the so-called European Silicon Alley, has one of the biggest startup ecosystems in the world and is the most innovative IT hub in Europe. Less than two hours and only a single time zone away, Berlin is in a great position to benefit from the deep pool of Ukrainian outsourcing talent.
In addition to the new Lviv–Berlin flight, Wizzair also flies convenient routes between Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital and Intellias’ second-biggest engineering center, and many other European cities including the United Kingdom.
Ukraine now has visa-free travel to Schengen Area
On May 11, 2017, the European Union approved Ukraine’s request for visa-free travel to the Schengen Area. Ukrainian citizens can now travel to all EU member states as well as to Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland without a visa, saving time on travel formalities.
This agreement took effect on June 11, 2017, and has already afforded extra convenience to clients. Now, it’s much easier and faster to arrange a kick-off, hold a knowledge-sharing session, or run a workshop and invite an Intellias development team on-site.
Visa-free travel combined with an increasing number of flights to major European cities is giving Intellias new opportunities to help European technology companies tap into Ukraine’s rich talent market.