Amsterdam Ryanair says it will not change plans to shut its base for pilots in the Netherlands next week, despite a Dutch court order blocking the low-cost carrier from moving crew elsewhere against their will. Ryanair said in September it would shut its base in Eindhoven in November, moving 16 pilots who operate flights from the southern Dutch airport to other locations to cut costs. The court said Ryanair had abused its powers as an employer by ordering the crew to move abroad. The district court in Hertogenbosch said Ryanair had failed to explain why the move was necessary and said the decision seemed to be retaliation for the European-wide strikes Dutch pilots had joined in recent months. “Under the given circumstances, Ryanair had no right to decide to shut down the base in Eindhoven”, the court said in its verdict. The closure of Eindhoven would effectively mean that flights from this airport would no longer be operated by pilots based in the Dutch city. The court said it coul...

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