Ryanair are offering tremendous new deals for Erasmus students
A semester abroad can be stressful enough without worrying about the price of flights.
Ryanair has announced that they will be an exclusive partner of the EU Erasmus Student Network.
The announcement will see the European airline offering student savings for those travelling abroad including fare discounts, free bags and tailored travel offers.
The Erasmus programme, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, provides university students across Europe with the chance to study in a different European city for a year.
Since its launch, over three million students have undergone the cultural and academic exchange that the programme has to offer.
The partnership also falls under Ryanair's Always Getting Better project which is now in its fourth year of existence.
As part of the deal, student members will be offered:
- 15% off flights on the Ryanair.com website
- A free checked-in bag with every flight booked
- A dedicated Erasmus Students booking portal
- Community forum to share travel hints & tips
- Weekly travel offers to enable Erasmus students more easily move across Europe
- Tailored Ryanair in-journey offers on the mobile app
— Ryanair (@Ryanair) May 23, 2017
In a statement on the Ryanair website, Chief Executive Michael O' Leary stated that: "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, 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.”
President of Erasmus Student Network, Safi Sabuni, also added that the network was "very excited about this partnership and look forward to a fruitful collaboration."