Kharkiv IT Cluster predicts a 25% increase in the IT industry in the region by the end of 2019. “According to the dynamics of the last two years, in 2019 we expect growth in the industry in the region by at least 25% compared with the results of 2018,” Kharkiv IT Cluster CEO Olha Shapoval said, commenting on the results of Kharkiv IT Research 2.0.
According to Kharkiv IT Research 2.0, the demand for experts in the field of information technology in 2019 also exceeds the supply: the companies’ need for specialists is 1.5 times higher than the number of graduates (Kharkiv universities annually graduate more than 2,000 young specialists only in specialized fields).
The authors of the study noted the growing popularity of non-formal education, as well as the creation of corporate training centers within companies that are ready to invest in youth training.
According to the study, by the end of 2018 the IT industry in the region had about 480 service and product companies, and the number of IT specialists exceeded 31,000 people.
In general, according to Kharkiv IT Research 2.0, the IT industry in Kharkiv in quantitative terms grew by 24%, and the total volume reached $962 million in 2018, ensuring a growth of 20%.
The Irish low cost carrier Ryanair (Dublin) from January 16, 2020 opens direct flights from Kharkiv to Budapest (Hungary).
According to the press service of Kharkiv International Airport, flights will be operated twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays. The flight duration is two hours and ten minutes.
The cost of a one-way ticket without baggage starts from UAH 468.
As reported, on June 1, 2020 Wizz Air intends to launch flights from Kharkiv to Budapest.
Ryanair entered the Ukrainian market in 2018. During the first months, the low-cost carrier operated flights from Boryspil Airport and Lviv. In June 2019, the airline began operating flights from Kharkiv and Odesa, then announced flights from Kherson.
Ryanair daily carries out more than 2,000 flights to/from 236 airports. In the past financial year, the company transported 130.3 million people. Its fleet has 460 Boeing-737 aircraft. In 2020, Ryanair intends to increase passenger traffic on Ukrainian flights by 33%, to more than 2.1 million people.
The Ukrainian low cost airline SkyUp Airlines (Kyiv) will launch direct regular flights from Kharkiv to Kyiv from October 25.
According to the company’s press service, flights will be operated three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The cost of a one-way ticket without baggage is from UAH 498.
“Thus, Kharkiv citizens will be able to fly to the capital with two air carriers: UIA and SkyUp Airlines,” the carrier said in a statement.
On October 29, SkyUp Airlines will resume flights to Sharjah (the UAE). Their cost will start from UAH 3,218 one way.
SkyUp Airlines LLC was registered in Kyiv in June 2016. The founder is ACS-Ukraine LLC of Tetiana and Yuriy Alba, who also own JoinUp! tour operator.
A dealer network of PSA Group in Ukraine has opened another auto dealer in Kharkiv, which became the third DS Automobiles premium class showroom in Ukraine, a press service of a Peugeot Citroen Ukraine import merchant reported.
DS Store Kharkiv auto dealer with a square of 167,000 square meters can place three automobiles, and the service station is equipped by five elevator machines. The location of the auto dealer is convenient for the clients from the neighbor cities and regions: Dnipro, Poltava and Sumy.
The company said that the first dealer of this brand was opened in Kharkiv in July and the second one in Lviv.
Interfax-Ukraine was told that was Alfa Avangard dealer, which opened the auto dealer in Kharkiv.
According to the unified state register of legal entities, individual entrepreneurs and public organizations, LLC Alfa Avangard with a charter capital of over UAH 2 million was registered in September 2019. Andriy Kyryk and Oleksandr Kyryk are its co-owners on an equal footing. The company also has Opel auto dealer in Kharkiv.
DS Automobiles brand has been working since June 2014. A DS 7 Crossback crossover worth UAH 1 million and higher presents the brand in Ukraine.
DS Automobiles brand presented in 32 countries. As of start of 2019, the network consists of 400 brand boutiques and auto dealers of DS STORE and DS SALON formats.
Kharkiv has failed to get the right to host the match for the UEFA Super Cup in 2021. The holding of this match was given to Belfast at a meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee in Ljubljana on Tuesday. Minsk and Helsinki also claimed the right to host the UEFA2021 Super Cup.