The press does not require a filming permit when working at the public areas at Helsinki Airport or at any of Finavia's regional 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 arrangements to be made:
- 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.
- All live television and radio broadcasts made from the airport must be agreed upon with the media desk in advance.
- Filming at the security control areas, where filming of any kind is prohibited, also has to be discussed in advance.
- Interviewing Finavia experts and personnel as well as accessing operative areas must be arranged beforehand.
At Helsinki Airport, take-offs and landings can be photographed and filmed on the scenic terrace.
Instructions for flying a drone near an airport or in the controlled air space as well as information about radio recordings and saved radar images of air traffic control can be found at ANS Finland's home page.