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Travel tech startup Flyla offers affordable student travel in Europe

Startup, a provider of student flights, makes it easier for students to discover, compare, and book flights.

Founded in Munich in 2017, the travel portal now serves hundreds of routes and more than 50 airlines. It has partnerships with reputable airlines such as Eurowings, Lufthansa Group, ITA, and SAS. Every booked flight is automatically made carbon-neutral. In the first half of 2023, Travel Tech Startup Flyla tripled its airline partnerships. allows users to book flights from more than 50 airlines, with 20 of them offering exclusive student fares.

The number of airline partnerships is growing monthly. TAP Portugal is the latest partner of Flyla. Students can save five to ten percent on flights to and from Portugal when booked through the platform.

"Many students are curious, open-minded, interested in other countries and cultures, and accordingly, they love to travel. We are convinced that it makes sense to support this interesting target group with attractive offers. Therefore, we are very excited about working with Flyla," says Stefan Eiche, Market Manager Germany for TAP Portugal.

More routes, markets, and offers

The newly formed partnerships allow coverage of new regions and routes. Additionally, Flyla is now online in four languages - besides German and English, the travel portal is also available in Italian and Polish.

With these developments, the Flyla team has moved a step closer to its goal of making travel affordable for students in Europe. Through special rates for students, they can save up to 80 percent compared to regular prices.

Flyla also offers its partners the opportunity for capacity optimization. 1.5 million seats remain empty worldwide every day. Flyla allocates these unused seats to students, reducing the number of empty seats.

CEO Ben Shaw looks positively to the future: "We are delighted that twenty airlines are already relying on us, and we are allowed to distribute their exclusive deals for students. And for the second half of 2023, there are already more airlines in the starting blocks with which we can continuously expand and improve our offering."


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This article is from the 3/2023 issue of the magazine "Life Abroad".

The magazine is published four times a year free of charge with many informative articles on foreign topics.

It is published by the BDAE, the expert for protection abroad.