ERASMUS STUDENTS: Ryanair is offering you discounted flights and free check-in bags

by Lara

Erasmus Programme is a European Union programme which provides university students from all over the Europe a chance to study or participate in an internship in a different European city for up to one year. Over 3 million students have benefitted under the Erasmus Programme since its launch.

Being an Erasmus student (twice!) I had a problem with traveling to Czechia and Poland from Croatia. Back then flights to both countries were too expensive and buses to Chechia were going once a week.  Traveling to Poland was even a bigger hassle. 13 hours drive, first to Prague and then waiting for another bus that goes to Wroclaw, not to mention those two enormous suitcases I was dragging by my side.

If you have been struggling how to reach your Erasmus destination, worry no more- you are one lucky generation!

Thanks to the 30th anniversary of Erasmus student program, Ryanair, the biggest low-budget airline, and Erasmus Student Network made one sweet deal!   According to ESN press release given on 23td of May, Ryanair became the exclusive partner of the Erasmus Student Network, offering Erasmus students huge savings, with fare discounts, free bags, and tailored travel offers. They offer each Erasmus student 15% off flights on the website and free checked in bag.

In Brussels, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said:
Ryanair has been a driving force of European integration over the past 30 years, providing young people, and especially students, with the freedom to fly across Europe on the lowest airfares. We are pleased to partner with the Erasmus Student Network, the latest initiative delivered under Year 4 of our “Always Getting Better” programme, which will offer university students across Europe a range of exclusive flight offers, free bags and tailored discounts to suit their budget, and allow them to save even more while they travel on Europe’s biggest airline with the widest route network and the lowest fares.
Safi Sabuni, President of the Erasmus Student Network, said:
The Erasmus Generation is a generation of Europeans that are perennially curious, open minded and full of wanderlust. This is made possible not only through the success of the European project and initiatives such as Schengen and Erasmus+, but also thanks to companies like Ryanair without which it would be much harder to travel around Europe. We are very excited about this partnership and look forward to a fruitful collaboration.”
What else to say but-  have an awesome Erasmus year, generation 30!
Have you been on Erasmus or you are going to? Write in the comment section where! 🙂

You can read full press release here.

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ioana May 24, 2017 - 1:15 pm

Is this also for EVS.s or just for ones in university programs? What about other erasmus?

Lara May 24, 2017 - 2:02 pm

Hi Iona, thanks for your comment! For further information follow ESN page on Facebook since today they will publish answers to most frequent questions and give you more details!

jjf May 24, 2017 - 9:13 pm

You mean Czech republic saying Chechia?

Lara May 24, 2017 - 9:42 pm

Yes, but Czechia is now the official name for Czech Republic, for almost a year. Sounds strange, right?


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