Ryanair Celebrates Over 300,000 Erasmus Student Network Bookings Erasmus Students Save Over €9.4m So Far With Ryanair

05 Apr 2019

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (5 Apr) celebrated over 300,000 bookings by Erasmus Student Network members on its exclusive platform, at its latest student mobility event in Vienna.

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 300,000 ESN members have signed up, saving more than €9.4m 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 Vienna, 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 300,000 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 300,000 students have saved over €9.4m 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 Heinz Becker, said:

 “For me Erasmus+ means mobility to study and qualify in other cultures and societies of Europe within the framework of the EU’s historical achievement of free movement. I am proud of Erasmus+ – it is one of Europe’s most successful projects ever and the best idea to empower young people all over our continent. I thank Ryanair to promote this outstanding European initiative in this great way, from which the today’s generations is experiencing a real benefit for their whole life.”

João Pinto, President of ESN, said:

 “ESN cooperation with Ryanair was meant to happen. Both organisations promote international mobility at its highest level – especially for young people on a budget. This partnership increases their opportunities to go abroad and discover other cultures, leading to multicultural understanding and a more inclusive society. The Erasmus+ programme has proven this possible and ESN is boosting its effects hand in hand with Ryanair.”


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