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Media Newsgathering Guidelines
Media Relations Contact Information

Below are general guidelines for media newsgathering at the Airport


  • Click here for details on covering a major emergency.
  • Call us prior to your arrival. See contact information on the right. No escort is needed to film in public areas.
  • Parking: Only live trucks may use media parking. All crew/personal vehicles MUST use public parking lots/garages or may be ticketed and/or towed.
  • When filming in the Airport terminals please do not interfere with passengers, airport employees or operations at the security checkpoints or airline ticket counters
  • Do Not Block: passengers, walkways, queues, doors, escalators, roads, etc.
  • Do not leave equipment unattended. 
  • Request advance clearance from Airlines, TSA, CBP (Customs) or Concessions if you want to photograph their facilities up close. The Airports Authority cannot grant permission on their behalf.
  • Live Shots: No cabling is allowed inside the Terminal, through any doors or across passenger travel areas. Please call us to clarify any unusual live shot requests.
  • NOTE: Television crews may not use lighting pointed in the direction of the air traffic control tower as this poses a safety risk.

Click here for a detailed review of our media newsgathering policies.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Policy on Media Access to Airport Facilities

Media Requests (Interviews, Filming, etc.)

For Dulles or Reagan National, please contact the Airports Authority Media Relations office during business hours at 703-417-8370.

During regular office hours, your request will be handled directly by our Media Relations Office staff.

Media Contact Number: 703-417-8370
Our Spokespeople include:

For Emergency media requests after-hours, on weekends or on holidays, click here. Note: do not click here to request on-site reporting or live shots unless the topic is an emergency matter. Use this link instead.

Below are links to special webpages updated by Media Relations staff when the situation warrants:
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