RYANAIR kicks off year 2 of ERASMUS student network partnership


Ryanair officially launched the second year of its exclusive partnership with the Erasmus Student Network.

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 website, and a free checked-in bag with every flight booked, saving ESN members an average of €33 per flight.

Over 150,000 ESN members signed up during the first year of the partnership, saving over €5m on their travel costs. Students can now sign up once again this year, with ESN membership available at over 500 Universities across almost 50 countries, and avail of these exclusive travel discounts with Ryanair.

Ryanair’s Head of Communications Robin Kiely said:

“After the huge success of Year 1, we’re now pleased to launch the second year of our partnership with the Erasmus Student Network. Ryanair and Erasmus have done more to promote mobility, particularly youth mobility, and European integration than perhaps any institution over the past three decades. More than 150,000 students signed up to Ryanair’s exclusive partnership with ESN in the first year, saving themselves over €5m, and as students head back to university this month, we encourage all ESN members to sign up this year.

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.”

President of Erasmus Student Network, João Pinto 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.”

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