Ryanair Celebrates Over 300,000 Erasmus Student Network Bookings

21 Nov 2019

Erasmus Students Saved Over €10m So Far With Ryanair

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (20 Nov) celebrated over 300,000 bookings by Erasmus Student Network members on its exclusive platform, at its latest student mobility event in Bucharest.

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 €34 per flight.

Over 300,000 ESN members have signed up, saving over €10m on their travel costs. The third year of the exclusive partnership is now live on the Ryanair.com website, where students from over 500 Universities across almost 50 countries can avail of these exclusive travel discounts with Ryanair.

In Bucharest, Ryanair’s International Communications Deputy Manager Denis Barabas, said:

“Ryanair and ESN have done more than any other organisations to promote European student mobility over the past three decades. We are pleased to launch the third year of our exclusive partnership with the Erasmus Student Network and to have reached over 300,000 bookings on our Erasmus Student Network dedicated platform, which offers university students across Europe a range of exclusive flight offers, free bags and tailored discounts to suit their budget. Students have saved over €10m with Ryanair since the beginning of the ESN partnership in 2017, and we hope many more ESN students will avail of these fantastic discounts over the coming months and years.

What’s more, environmentally aware students can look forward to flying with Europe’s greenest/cleanest airline, as we deliver the lowest CO2 pax/km of all major EU airlines, with only 66g.

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.”


ESN UniBucharest president, Izabela Ungureanu, said:

 “This year, ESN is celebrating 30 years of activity, and we’re definitely proud of the fact that we evolved from a group of just 32 volunteers to a large community that came to transcend EU borders. We‘re now over 13.000 active volunteers and 34.000 people in total, including those who are part of the BeBuddy program. We’re present in various cities located in each of ESN’s member countries, with the purpose of promoting the Erasmus+ program. In Romania, ESN can be found in all the large university centres. Our main focus is to facilitate Erasmus+ mobilities so that they become as accessible as possible for students, and we believe that we can make this happen through the partnerships that we create. With this in mind, we would like to thank Ryanair for supporting our vision, and we can’t wait to make it possible for an ever growing number of students to enjoy everything that Erasmus+, ESN an Ryanair has to offer!


ESN ASE president, Denisa Murgea, said:


“Mobility is a lifestyle – represents one of the basic principles of our organisation and the one I resonate the most with. This collaboration between ESN and Ryanair is the best example in this regard and  by far one of the most fruitful and appreciated by students from all over the world, on all 3 levels in which our organization activates: local, national and international. The impact that this partnership had in the past and continues to have is demonstrated by statistics showing that the number of students who choose to go for a study or internship mobility has increased with a visible percentage in the last 3 years. We are in a continuous development and by 2025 we intend to go beyond the borders of Europe and to expand globally, promoting the Erasmus + program in all corners of the world. It is a challenge that we launch to all those who follow us, to start with us on this international journey.”


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