Sofia Ribeiro MEP

“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.”

Ramon Tremosa MEP

“This is the first generation of true Europeans. Due to market liberalisation and Ryanair, this generation of students has Europe available to them as a continent of opportunity. The Single Market in aviation broke the hold of monopolies on aviation, and has delivered affordable mobility for everyone. This is one of the finest achievements of the EU.”

Enrique Pérez, Treasurer from ESN Spain

“Today’s youth is becoming day by day more curious, open-minded, tolerant and with a global vision inclined to innovation and entrepreneurship. This is made possible by a sum of initiatives and opportunities such as the one provided by the Erasmus Student Network and Ryanair, without which it would be much harder to travel around Europe.”


Luís Morais, President of ESN Portugal

“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.”

Ryanair’s Director of Public Affairs Diarmuid Ó Conghaile

“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.”