200,000 Erasmus Student Network Bookings Celebration

26 Oct 2018

Erasmus Students Save Over €6.6m So Far With Ryanair


Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (26 Oct) celebrated 200,000 bookings by Erasmus Student Network members on its exclusive dedicated platform, at its latest student mobility event in Lisbon.

Delivered as part of Ryanair’s “Always Getting Better” programme, this partnership offers Erasmus students a dedicated ESN booking platform where they can avail of 15% flight discounts on the Ryanair.com website, and a free checked-in bag with every flight booked, saving ESN members an average of €33 per flight.

Over 200,000 ESN members have signed up, saving over €6.6m on their travel costs. The second year of the exclusive partnership is now live on the Ryanair.com website, and students from over 500 Universities across almost 50 countries can and avail of these exclusive travel discounts with Ryanair.

In Lisbon, Ryanair’s Director of Public Affairs Diarmuid Ó Conghaile, said:

“Ryanair and ESN have done more than any organisations to promote European student mobility over the past three decades. We are pleased to have passed 200,000 bookings on our Erasmus Student Network platform, which offers university students across Europe a range of exclusive flight offers, free bags and tailored discounts to suit their budget. These 200,000 students have saved over €6.6m with Ryanair so far, and we hope many more ESN students will avail of these fantastic discounts over the coming months and years.  

Any Erasmus student with a valid ESN card can sign up via the “MyRyanair” registration service and save even more while they travel on Europe’s biggest airline with the widest route network and the lowest fares.”

Sofia Ribeiro MEP, said:

“We know from European Commission research that 64% of employers consider international experience in recruits important, and that Erasmus students earn 25% more than average and that unemployment among them is 25% lower than average. These figures clearly show that the Erasmus programme enhances young people’s chances of not only finding employment, but also quality jobs. Congratulations to Ryanair for this initiative, supporting this key European Programme, which is a key driver for disseminating European values.”

Luís Morais, President of ESN Portugal said:

“In the European Year of Cultural Heritage, it is important to highlight the relevance of the partnership between Erasmus Student Network and Ryanair. This collaboration is facilitating young people to travel in Europe, creating a more open and accepting society, providing youth with cultural knowledge. Additionally, travelling fosters the broadening of horizons and learning to cope with the uncertainties in life, building a better prepared generation.”


For more information visit https://www.ryanair.com/ie/en/plan-trip/explore/erasmus