Ryanair has announced that it will be basing three new planes at London Southend Airport starting in April 2019.
Dublin will be one of 13 new routes from the destination along with Alicante, Barcelona Reus, Bilbao, Brest, Corfu, Cluj, Faro, Kosice, Malaga, Milan Bergamo, Palma and Venice.
Southend is about a 1 hour and 45 minute journey to London by train. Speaking about the new routes, which will open in April 2019, David O'Brien of Ryanair said:
“We are pleased to add London Southend Airport to our UK base network. Ryanair guests travelling to and from London and the Essex area can now enjoy low fares on a choice of 13 routes through London Southend’s exceptionally passenger friendly terminal.
Southend Airport’s train station will deliver direct services from the terminal to London Liverpool St and also the new Crossrail service (opening in 2019), making the airport even more accessible from all parts of London."
Today we're announcing a new base at London Southend, from April 2019, with 3 based aircraft and 13 new routes to 8 countries - which will deliver 1m guests annually at London Southend Airport.
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— Ryanair (@Ryanair) June 13, 2018
More information can be found here.