Ryanair And ESN Celebrate Launch Of Third Year Partnership

12 Sep 2019

300,000 Erasmus Student Network Bookings To Date

Erasmus Students Saved Over €10m So Far With Ryanair

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, and the Erasmus Student Network today (12 Sep) celebrated the launch of their third year of partnership, while celebrating a total of 300,000 bookings by Erasmus Student Network members on its exclusive dedicated platform, at its latest student mobility event in Brussels.

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, and students from over 500 Universities across almost 50 countries can and avail of these exclusive travel discounts with Ryanair.

In Brussels, Ryanair’s Matthew Krasa, 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.

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.”

 

Seán Kelly MEP, said:

“As a proud ambassador for the EUs Erasmus+ programme, I am delighted to endorse Ryanair’s collaboration with the Erasmus Student Network.

 The European project has allowed for young people across the continent to explore different cultures, languages and peoples. The Erasmus+ programme in particular has facilitated ample opportunity for students to learn more about other European countries first-hand, and Ryanair continues to be a crucial player in the provision of affordable travel for these students.

 I commend Ryanair for encouraging the free movement of people across Europe, supporting students during their time abroad, and facilitating a more rounded global education for students. It is a pleasure to see the continued success of this initiative.”

 

Kostantinos Giannidis, President of ESN said:

“The partnership between the Erasmus Student Network and Ryanair is the best example of cooperation between civil society organizations and the business world. Thanks to Ryanair and this partnership thousands of Erasmus+ students benefit from extra services and discounts which makes their Erasmus+ experience more affordable and accessible. Ryanair understands the values of the Erasmus+ program in building a more inclusive society and it’s an active contributor to the Erasmus Generation.”

 

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