Belfast International Airport

Media Centre

There is a 24 hour media facility at Belfast International Airport.  The office deals with a wide variety of media enquiries from print and broadcast journalists and is also responsible for all location filming and photography across the airport site. 

Belfast International Airport understands and appreciates requests from media outlets to film at the airport, however in the interests of fairness, and in order that we do not contravene CAA and DFT regulations, we would appreciate your co-operation in the following areas.

Photography and Filming Procedures

Permission must be obtained directly from the media office for filming or recording prior to arriving on airport property.  This includes filming in the terminal, viewing gallery, airport-owned car parks or in front of the terminal building.

Belfast International Airport will endeavour to facilitate all requests for filming/recording Monday to Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm, and will consider all reasonable requests to film outside these hours. 

All camera crews filming at Belfast International Airport will be accompanied by a member of staff appointed by the press office.

Filming on private company property without express permission from Belfast International Airport will not be permitted.

In the unlikely event that permission to film is not granted, this decision will be consistent across all media outlets.

Facilities for parking satellite vehicles in a convenient area can be made available if notice is given prior to arrival.

Due to a shortfall in staff parking spaces, media personnel should park in the main stay car park during their visit to the airport.

Permission to film at the airport excludes filming of the following:

  1. Security personnel;
  2. Security installations (check points, x-ray machines, security procedures);
  3. Airline logos or staff without express permission from the airline in question, (NB it is your responsibility to obtain this directly from the airline);
  4. Commercial outlets ie shops or restaurants (as these belong to third parties, not the airport).

If you plan to film airside and have been given permission to do so, you will be escorted at all time by a member of Belfast International Airport personnel and you must bring photographic identification, (either driving license, both plastic and paper parts, or a passport) in order to obtain a temporary visitors pass.  Press passes, union cards or any other form of photographic identification will not be accepted, as stipulated in the current Department for Transport regulations.

Media Contacts

During office hours - (Mon to Fri, 9a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Deborah Harris, Public Relations Manager
Telephone:  +44 (0)28 9448 4035
Email: pressoffice@bfs.aero

Outside Office Hours

Telephone: +44 (0)28 9448 4848 - airport switchboard
Your call will be directed to the duty press officer.