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Löfven: Bromma airport not slated to close

Published torsdag 13 november 2014 kl 15.26
Bromma flygplats. Foto: Carin Berggren/Sveriges Radio
Bromma airport. Photo: Carin Berggren/Sveriges Radio.

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said it is a misunderstanding to think that Stockholm's Bromma Airport is destined to be closed as no such decision has been taken.

The premier made the comments on Thursday during a question-and-answer session in parliament.

"We have not decided to close down Bromma Airport," Löfven said in response to a question by Center Party leader Annie Lööf.

Last month, Stockholm politicians from the Green Party and Social Democrats said they would shutter the central airport by no later than 2022 and build housing on the site instead.

Löfven said there had been discussions in the capital about the need to build new homes, but that it is also important for the nation's transportation system to work well. Instead of closing down the airport, the government wants to appoint a negotiator to help get more homes built near the airport.

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