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.


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.


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