Media Guidelines

What you need to know

Credentialed members of news organizations should contact Massport Media Relations and be familiar with the United States Transportation Security Administration policy regarding filming and photography at check points before coming to Massport facilities.

Filming and photography in the public areas of Boston Logan – including terminal lobbies, parking garages, walkways, roadways and other common areas – may not impede passengers or airline operations. Cables cannot be run across roadways or in terminals. Members of the media filming or photographing in areas beyond security checkpoints must receive approval in advance by Massport and must be escorted by a Massport representative.  All persons at Massport airports are subject to 740 CMR 30.21 (see below).

Access to areas not available to the general public – such as the airfield, the Logan Tower, the Conley Terminal, the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal or dockside when a ship is in port – is granted at the sole discretion of Massport. Members of the media who are given such access will be subject to a satisfactory criminal background check and/or a federal terrorism threat assessment.
Access to leased areas must be approved by the leaseholder.

At Boston Logan International Airport, news vehicles, with the exception of “live” broadcast trucks, should park in airport garages. There is limited parking available in the Terminal A and Terminal E limo lots for “live” trucks but only with the prior approval of Massport Media Relations.

740 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) - Airport Security

30.21  Use of Cameras or Other Recording Equipment in Restricted Area  (Restricted Areas are any area of the Airport to which the public does not have authorized access.)

The use of a camera or electronic image recording equipment in a Restricted Area of an Airport that could reasonably be perceived as recording or attempting to record the image of an Airport security or emergency response measure is prohibited, unless authorized by the Authority.

At the Authority’s request, the user or owner shall surrender any media reasonably believed to have been used to store photographic or electronic images of a security or emergency response measure in a Restricted Area of an Airport. The Authority may confiscate any such media if the owner or user refuses to surrender it upon request.