Stockholm’s Municipal Council has confirmed that the city’s downtown airport at Bromma will remain open for at least the next 30 years. It has renewed the lease on the facility, safeguarding operations there for the next three decades. The existing lease agreement was due to expire in 2011 and it had been suggested that closing the airport was a serious option under study. The confirmation of an initial agreement between the city of Stockholm and the Swedish Airports and Air Navigation Service (LFV), signed last September, will now keep Bromma open until 2038. Politicians in Sweden remain split on the decision. One party is still campaigning for closure and for the land to be used for new housing.