Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, and the Erasmus Student Network celebrated the launch of their third year of the partnership while marking over 300,000 bookings by Erasmus Student Network members on its exclusive dedicated platform.

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 300,000 ESNcard holders over €10m on their travel costs.


“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." - Matthew Krasa, Head of Regulatory & Competition at Ryanair

Any Erasmus student with a valid ESNcard 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.” 

"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." - Seán Kelly MEP

"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+ programme in building a more inclusive society and it's an active contributor to the Erasmus Generation." - Kostis Giannidis, President of the Erasmus Student Network

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