Filming & photography at the airport

A unique backdrop

Zurich Airport boasts fascinating scenery, award winning architecture and international flair. A truly unique backdrop for photographs and films.

The airport is divided into the two areas

  • Landside
  • Airside

 A permit is required for filming or photography in all areas.

Landside

This area is open to the general public and includes:

  • Airport Shopping
  • Check-in areas
  • arrival halls
  • Circle and Park
  • car parks

Supervision by airport staff is dependant upon the scope of the shoot and the number of participants.

Airside

This is the restricted area after the security check and includes:

  • Airside Center
  • gates
  • tarmac
  • luggage belts

Supervision by airport staff is mandatory.

Please note the following:
  • Requests for photo shoots must be lodged no later than 3 weeks in advance.
  • Requests for film shoots must be lodged no later than 6 weeks in advance.
  • If additional airport partners are involved, a request must be lodged separately with each company.
  • For shoots involving airport staff, their permission and that of the airport partner must be obtained.
  • Due to operational constraints, complex shoots for movies or advertising are not permitted in the airside area.
  • Shoots that require a member of airport staff to be present cannot take place on weekends or during the night.

Film and photography permits