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Public & restricted area media access policies

You do not need explicit permission to conduct media activities in the public areas of the Air Terminal Building. However, a courtesy call to Corporate Communications advising of location and story subject is appreciated.

Please note that Edmonton Airports is not responsible for our tenants, including retail and commercial outlets. If your story concerns these companies, please contact them directly for permission to film or interview.

Contact Corporate Communications for more information or special access

Public area media access policy

Where is media permitted?

You are welcome to conduct interviews, film or take photographs in the public, non-restricted areas of the Air Terminal Building.

Please ensure:

  • Your activities do not block or restrict movement and normal flow of travellers and airport personnel
  • You tape down all cables to prevent a tripping hazard
  • Emergency exits and escape routes are kept clear at all times

Where is media not permitted?

Still and video photography are forbidden in the following locations:

  1. Pre-board screening
  2. Airline ticketing or check-in podiums
  3. Behind check-in position where baggage drop-off belts are located

This policy is at the request of the airlines and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA). Media activity may result in poor performance of airline staff or breach of confidentiality of passenger or airline information appearing on computer monitors.

Restricted area media access policy

Access to any restricted area at Edmonton International Airport is subject to Transport Canada security measures.

Media representatives may undergo pre-board screening to access secure areas only with permission of Corporate Communications and with a required escort. You and your equipment must be processed and inspected as if a member of the travelling public.

Filming or still photography of people or objects undergoing pre-board security screening is forbidden.

Media access to restricted areas is permitted for specific, pre-arranged events, such as inaugural flights or other similar media events. In these cases, media accreditation and escort arrangements for media personnel are generally made by the organization hosting the event.

Restricted areas are not limited to the Air Terminal Building. Access to restricted areas within the airfield perimeter is subject to Transport Canada security measures.

Media requests for interview or photo access to areas where corporate or general aviation activity takes place should be made directly with the aircraft owner, operator, or contracted handling agency. Access to specific tenant corporate or airfield facilities are subject to their own corporate policies and Transport Canada security measures.

Parking for media

Media must park in Easy Parkade or Value Park. Corporate Communications will provide media with complimentary parking vouchers.

For parking access to accommodate live broadcasts, please arrange parking in advance with Corporate Communications.

Please note that media who park elsewhere or without permission may be ticketed and towed.