Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) has announced it will open its third base in London at London Southend in Summer 2019 using three B737-800s. It already maintains bases at London Luton and London Stansted.

Ryanair said in a statement that effective April 2019, it will roll out 13 new routes, including Alicante (5x weekly), Reus (2x weekly), Bilbao (4x weekly), Brest Guipavas (2x weekly), Kerkyra (2x weekly), Cluj-Napoca (3x weekly), Dublin Int'l (2x daily), Faro (5x weekly), Kosice (3x weekly), Malaga (5x weekly), Milan Bergamo (4x weekly), Palma de Mallorca (4x weekly), and Venice Marco Polo (4x weekly).

According to the ch-aviation capacity module, London Southend is dominated by flybe. (BE, Exeter) (and its Stobart Air (RE, Dublin Int'l) franchisee) and easyJet (U2, London Luton) which, between themselves, control 94.5% of the airport's total weekly seating capacity which amounts to 22,622 seats/week.