Ryanair Celebrates Over 250,000 Erasmus Student Network Bookings Erasmus Students Save Over €7.5m So Far With Ryanair

18 Jan 2019

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (18 Jan) celebrated over 250,000 bookings by Erasmus Student Network members on its exclusive platform, at its latest student mobility event in Berlin.

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 250,000 ESN members have signed up, saving more than €7.5m 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 avail of these exclusive travel discounts with Ryanair.

In Berlin, 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 250,000 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 250,000 students have saved over €7.5m 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.”

MEP Sven Schulze, said:


Mobility and the free movement of people is definitely a topic that affects all of us. Every one of us travels easily back and forth in Europe all the time. Distances have become relative since trains got faster and flights got cheaper. We should always keep in mind that this is the result of successful cooperation within the EU and a great European privilege.

Natalie Simon, Vice National Representative of ESN Germany:


There are endless possibilities that the cooperation between Erasmus Student Network and Ryanair brings, travelling from North to South, East to West, it’s all about bringing people together.

We strongly believe that we can make an impact and change the way we are living together.
Creating an open society, curious to try and see new things, places and cultures, is what we are aiming for.”


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