Ryanair has announced it will stop 13 routes next year when its Marseille base is closed. The airline has been in dispute with the airport since it asked for mobile workers to pay taxes in France, although they are employed in Ireland. Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said the airline was currently appealing for the decree in the European Courts. “We are very disappointed at this decision by the French authorities to initiate proceedings against Ryanair’s base in Marseille, which complies fully with EU regulations for mobile transport workers,” he said. Ryanair’s four aircraft and 200 staff will be moved to bases in Spain, Italy and Lithuania following the closure on 11 January. It will continue to operate 10 routes to and from Marseille.