Photography and filming instructions for the media
The press does not require a filming permit at any of Finavia's airports. In order to facilitate practical arrangements, however, film crews and journalists are asked to notify Finavia's media desk before their arrival. This also allows any necessary escort and transport arrangements to be made.
- All live television and radio broadcasts made from the airport must be agreed upon with the media desk in advance.
- Filming may be done freely in public areas of the airports, except for security control areas, where filming of any kind is prohibited.
- Airside (transit) areas and the apron can only be accessed after passing through security control. Moving about in these areas requires escort and transport arrangements made by Finavia.
Filming instructions for production companies and advertisement agencies
The filming of movies, TV series, advertisements and different kinds of videos must always be agreed in advance because in most cases, terminal facilities and airport staff resources are needed.
Please send inquiries to Finavia by using the filming request form. Small-scale filming requests should be sent five days and those of major productions three weeks prior to to the intended date of filming.
Filming instructions concerning Helsinki Airport
As a rule, filming at Helsinki Airport is only possible when the traffic flow is slow: on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
So that passengers can smoothly and safely move from place to place, the filming crew and equipment should be as compact as possible. The implementation of major filming projects is subject to several limitations.
When necessary, Finavia will charge €480 per hour + VAT at 24% for filming at Helsinki Airport. The price includes terminal facility use arrangements, possible technical assistance, security arrangements and the salaries of assistants and coordinators.
Recording air traffic control radio transmissions
Air traffic radio transmissions are protected by law from being listened to and shared by outside parties. Neither Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi nor Finavia may grant special permission for the recording and use of radio transmissions.