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.