Filming and Photography

About filming and photography at Newcastle Airport

Newcastle International Airport is a popular filming friendly location. The airport press team is happy to discuss commercial filming and photography requirements.

All filming and photography at the airport (excluding news) is classed as commercial and will be subject to the location charges outlined in the following section.

Full support is provided for film crews, beginning with the initial location visit and right through to the final take.

Due to the nature of the location, filming and photography at the airport is subject to security and operational restrictions. The press team will review each application received on a case by case basis and will advise if permission can be granted. All filming and photography onsite requires a staff escort.  

Please note filming and photography requests must be received in good time to allow for the necessary planning and administration. We may not be able to accommodate requests made at short notice so please advise the airport press office of your request as soon as possible. Generally a request must be made at least TEN working days prior to the date you wish to film or take photographs.

Please note, due to the number of filming requests received Newcastle Airport is unable to facilitate student filming / photography requests.


Popular filming and photography locations at the airport include both landside and airside areas.

Location requirements can be discussed with the press office. All airside filming will require crew members to be issued with security passes and camera requirement will need to go through security search. All filming at the airport requires staff escorts.  

Landside areas are areas of the airport located before security such as the car parks, entrance doors, taxi ranks, check in areas, car hire desks, bars and restaurants before security and the departure/ arrivals board.  Filming and photography of passengers arriving at the airport can be facilitated in landside areas.

Airside areas include the departure lounge, all bars / shops and restaurants after security, baggage reclaim areas, arrivals halls (both domestic and international), passport control, departure gates and all operational areas (including the apron, pier and stands). All filming with aircraft takes place airside.


  • Please note that filming of airline or tour operator property such as aircraft, check in areas, cabin crew, baggage handlers or aircraft is only permitted with the full written permission of the airline or tour operator in advance.
  • Filming of business partner property such as shops, restaurant areas or staff must only be done so with permission from the press office.
  • No filming is permitted of the security procedures or security areas at Newcastle International Airport.

On board filming

The airport offers a permanently grounded 737 aircraft landside. This allows filming to be carried out without the normal security restrictions and the constraints of tight turnaround times that apply to all operational aircraft.

Past productions

Previous filming and photography productions at Newcastle Airport have included:

TV series

  • More than Meets the Pie (2013) – produced by Limelight Productions for Sky 1
  • Weight Loss Ward – produced by Shiver for ITV1 (2013)
  • Mall Stars - BBC Three series (2013)
  • The Code - BBC2 series (March 2011)
  • Vera - ITV production (October 2010)
  • Fat Friends - (June 2006)
  • Wire in the Blood - produced by Coastal Productions (November 2004)
  • Grumpy Old Women - produced by Liberty Bell


  • Our Language Our Land/Apni Boli, Apni Des (July 2008)
  • Daylight Robbery - starring Paul Nicholls (September 2006)
  • School for Seduction - starring Kelly Brook (August 2005)

TV commercials

  • Warburtons commercial - produced by Academy Films (July 2008)
  • Bundy Rum commercial - produced by Therapy Films (March 2007)


 Location Charges

Please note location charges will vary depending on the nature of your request.

The charges below relate to filming in office hours (Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm). Weekend, Bank Holiday or filming out of office hours will include a 50% surcharge.

Please note the hourly rate includes set up time.


Planning and administration 

Required for all filming and photography  

Per hour £75

Staff escort charge

Required for all filming and photography

Per person per hour £75

Landside filming or photography charge

This applies to all filming or photography in all areas of the airport site that are landside (before security) and have no access restrictions

Per hour £300

Restricted access areas charge

This charge applies to filming or photography in all areas of the airport site that are landside but not accessible to the public (for example the aviation academy, private jet facility or freight village)

Per hour £350

Airside filming and photography charge

This applies to all areas of the airport site that are security restricted (departure lounge, baggage collection, apron or operational areas). 

Per hour £550

Security charge

Crew and equipment are subject to a separate security screening process for access to airside locations  
Per airside visit (per group) £200

Escort vehicle charge – airside

If the use of an airport vehicle is required plus driver for airfield or outer apron filming/ photography a charge will apply

Per hour £150

Coach / truck parking charge

Coaches, catering vehicles, lighting trucks etc may be parked in a coach lane at the front of the terminal 

Coach lane per half day  £250

Facilities hire

Air Traffic Control Tower

Boeing 737 aircraft
(grounded and housed at the Aviation Academy)

Departure Gate

Half day cost




Additional props

** Prices available on request

How to make a request for a filming / photography permit

To make a request to film or take photos at Newcastle International Airport please fill out the below filming request form providing as much detail as possible.

Completed forms should be emailed to

Newcastle Airport Filming and Photography Request form

Please note that location charges quoted for your brief will be based on the information supplied and are time and location specific.

Should your filming / photography requirements differ from the narrative provided in this document you will be liable to additional charges. All filming or photography which overruns the allocated timings agreed will be subject to additional charges.


Once you have submitted a filming or photography request you will be required to provide:

  • A certificate of Public Liability Insurance
  • A full Risk Assessment (s) and method statement
  • Storyboard/synopsis of piece

All of the documentation must be received and checked before filming can be confirmed.

Further information

To discuss your query please email Phil Forster on or call 0191 214 3568 (Mon-Fri 9am until 5pm).

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