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How to Become an Air Hostess? Qualification, Course & Training, Jobs, Salary Details

Air hostess is one of the high profile professions in India desired by many young graduates. Air hostess profession is like a dream come true for young girls.

In this profession you not only get good pay career travel lovers  but you meet different people from around the world, you get to see different locations, you get chance to meet celebrities, business tycoons and also learn a lot.

Air Hostess job seems as an easy job but she has many responsibilities at the plane and it’s not an easy job. She has to greet every passenger, coordinate with security, make air travel comfortable of the passenger, to guide passenger during their seat settlement and much more. Also Air Hostess has to handle some difficult passenger and remain patient and calm.

Mostly women choose the career of air hostess but those men who choose the career are called ‘Stewards’.

An Air Hostess can be later on promoted as Senior Flight Attendant and then Head Attendant. Air Hostess has an average career span of eight to ten years, later she can move to the ground duties which include the job of a Check Hostess, training of air hostess, Ground hostess or work with the management level.

To get a job as an Air Hostess your personality is more important than the education.

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Air Hostess Qualification/Eligibility

Eligibility criteria for an Air Hostess can be divided into four categories.

1. Educational Qualification for Air Hostess Course

The minimum educational qualification to pursue Air Hostess course is 10+2. This is one of the exquisite course to pursue post-HSC. However, if you are going for PG Air Hostess courses then the minimum qualification would be graduation.

Although there are academies which are also offering a course for candidates who are just 10th passed but you should not join them because it is better to join after you have completed your 10+2.

Moreover, you must know Hindi, English and any other foreign language.

2. Age and Marital Status

Age limit usually depends upon the policy of a particular Institute. Normally academies prefer candidates within age group of 17 years and 26 years.

Marital Status also depends upon the policy of a given academy. Although they prefer unmarried girls but some institutes allow married women also.

3. Physical Standards

Air Hostess jobs are all about behavior and physical appearance. In next section we will talk about behavioral skills but here we look at some of the physical standards required by institutes.

Minimum Height required must be 5.2” or 157 cm. Weight of the candidate must be in proportion to her Height. Skin complexion does matter and it must fair to clear complexion. Physical fit and attractive physique.

4. Medical Condition

Just like physical standards Air Hostess jobs require medical standards too.

A candidate must not have a history of mental illness. Eye sight requirement is 6/9. Few airlines can give some concession. You should not be suffering from any major disease.

So these were all kinds of qualification needed for becoming an Air Hostess.

Behavioral Skills Required

Just usual qualifications like educational, physical or medical is not enough for becoming an Air Hostess. You need more than that. This job expects candidates to have certain behavioral skills that reflects her personality.

Pleasing Personality: Good appearance as well as pleasant voice is must. You must be friendly to the passengers on board. A friendly outgoing personality is what makes an Air Hostess.

Good Communication Skills: You must be able to communicate with the travelers and help them out if they need anything. Improved Good communication skills are very important to convince passengers. Here language proficiency is must.

Presence of Mind: If there is an emergency landing, then Air Hostess has to use her brain and give all the required instructions to the naïve passengers on boards. They have to show great presence of mind in any such eventualities.

Team Work: You have to work with entire cabin crew. Usually a cabin crew in a domestic flight consists of over 12 – 14 members. Hence you have to work in tandem.

Ready Work for Long Hours: Flight delays are very normal and hence sometimes you have to put an extra effort. At least 3 to 4 hours extra if a flight is late due to weather or some other reasons.

Positive Attitude: Finally, a positive attitude that yes you can do the job is needed.


Each Airline company conducts examination for recruiting Air Hostesses. Usually an entire selection process can be divided into 3 stages.

Written Examination: Written exam tests your aptitude and reasoning. The exam pattern is quite similar to other competitive exams where they ask multiple type objective questions.

So to clear the written exam you can prepare just like candidates prepare for other competitive exams.

Group Dynamics or GD: Second stage is Group Discussion where you will be tested for your presence of mind, communication skills, team work, leadership quality, your attitude etc.So,you should be well prepared for group discussion.

Interview: Third and final round is one on one interview. Here the company will judge you for your overall personality. If selected, then the company will train you for next six months.

Airhostess Courses

If you are serious about pursuing your career as an Air Hostess, then you must join for a course depending upon your educational qualification.

There are three types of courses.

Certificate Courses: Certification courses are for 10+2 candidates. Usually the duration of a course is 6 months to 1 Year but few fast track certificate courses can be just 3 months long.

Here is the list of certificate courses.

  • Aviation Management and Hospitality
  • Air Hostess Management
  • Aviation Customer Service
  • Air Hostess Training
  • Cabin Crew/Flight Attendant
  • Airlines Hospitality etc.…

Diploma Courses

Diploma courses can also be pursued after 10+2. PG Diploma courses can be pursued only after graduation.

The duration of the course is same as certificate course.

  •  Diploma in Air Hostess Training
  •  Diploma in Aviation and Hospitality Management
  •  Diploma in Hospitality and Travel Management
  •  Diploma in Cabin Crew/Flight Attendant Training

Certificate and Diploma course are crafted and designed by individual institutes.

Degree Courses

Degree courses are the most important course out of all three. The duration of the course is 3 years long and you have to be 10+2.

  • B.Sc. in Air Hostess Training
  • B.Sc. Aviation
  • Bachelor of Hospitality and Travel Management
  • Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management

So these were list of all the courses.

I recommend you to join a 3 years long degree course.

Air hostess Training Institute/Academy

If you want to materialize your dream of becoming an Airhostess one day, then you have to join any one of the following institutes for a course.

1. Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess, New Delhi and Mumbai

2. Air Hostess Academy, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai

3. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College of Aeronautics, Jaipur

4. Universal Aviation Academy, Chennai

5. Rai University, Ahmedabad.

There are some other institutes also but these 5 are the best.


Once you have completed your course successfully you are ready to get hired by following Airline companies in the country.

1. Air India

2. Indian Airlines

3. Alliance Air

4. Go Air

5. Jet Airways

6. Indigo

7. Gulf Air

8. Singapore Airlines

9. Lufthansa

10. Jet Airways

Air Hostess Salary

Salary of an Air Hostess depends upon the airline company she is working with.

Usually a company pays anything between Rs 20,000 and Rs 80,000 to their Air hostesses. Domestic airlines pay Rs 20,000 to Rs 35,000 and international airlines can pay up to Rs 80,000 depending upon the experience. However, some of the luxurious international airliners can pay anything between Rs 100,000 to Rs 200,000 per month to their senior air hostesses.

Moreover, companies also provide additional allowances like medical insurance, retirement plan and discounts on flight tickets. So the pay package is really great for air hostess jobs.

Male Air Hostess

Men can also become part of the air crew just like women. This whole article applies to men in a same way as it applies to women.


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  • Hy…
    This is Jeevalatha from Tamilnadu..I’m interested in this field.i love this field..I just want to be a international air hostess…Itz my dream…I want to fulfill my dream..I know 5 languages..I can talk Telugu,Tamil, English and karnatik languages..I can talk little bit Hindi…Please help me to do this course…Am I eligible for this course…???

  • Hey myself Sneha and i had dream for becoming air hostess and I really want to be its my passion ,hobby interest or u can say its my one of the precious part if my life I love this job coz we get an opportunity to give out best to make India proud ful by giving our best and good facility to every foreign .I love would love this job.

  • My name is Shraddha and I’m keenly interested to be a part of this profession. I wanted to become an air hostess since I was just 9. I had just completed my 12th and I scored 90% in English. I have the eligible height along with that I have the perfect vision. I have good communication skills too.
    I have everything which an air hostess must have but I don’t know any other foreign language except English.
    So m I able to be a part of this profession?

  • HY here myself!!!! NISCHAL !! i am only 16 years old and i have a dream in this field and i can speak engilsh but not so good. And what subject should I take to became this job after 10th passed. I am the students of SEE batch students.

  • Hiii….. It’s Madhusmita Sahoo from bhubaneswar. I completed my +2 comm in kendriya vidyalaya no 2 English medium school bhubaneswar. And now I study diploma nursing after this can I apply for the air hostess hospitality… And I am not so fair and not dull also … but I know English and also hindi but don’t know any other foreign language.Can I apply…. And my physical , medical all are gud… I want to join airline hospitality…Sir or Mam plz reply me fast… And I belong from Bhubaneswar ODISHA.

  • Hi Vickky I am manohar from Hyderabad and its my dream to become an air hostess. I am 5’6″, fair 10+2 but my family is very poor. I am not from Mumbai but can come to Mumbai if you help me. I have sent my details to your email. I am waiting for your reply.

  • I have almost completed my graduation… and i just want to be a international air hostess……it’s my dream when i was only 12 …….but during some family issues nd economic problem i didn’t apply for this but this time my father doesn’t support me but i want to fulfill my dream if there is anyone who can suggest me about frunkfinn then please give me some suggestion.. I’m good looking and intractive .so I’m little bit weak in spoken english

  • Hii
    I’m at present a student of class 10th and it’s my biggest dream to be an air hostess I will give my 200%for this job should I join Jaipur schools for class 11th and than after 12th should I join frankfinn institute of air hostess is this procedure is correct….??
    Plz guide me its my dream I want to be an air hostess by heart

  • I want to be an air hoistess for an international level , but no one is able to guide me how to go ahead . My English is good n my Hindi is also good . And for other foreign languages I just need some special classes . I have got more than 8 prizes at debate and speech contests . I have been in an English medium schools from my early education . It’s my dream to be an air hoistess . So plz guide me what should I do after my 12th .

  • hii myself Nikitha I just love to become an airhostess it’s my dream & I love to care people so I completed my 12th computer commerce & I am much interested in airhostess so I knw English,Hindi,Kannada,Telugu bcoz i am from Karnataka ballari & Telugu is my mother tongue so I knw it to speak & I hv a good eyes sight then my height is 158 & to look also kk I hv a medium color but the problem is my body I look very thin people tell but sure I vl try my best to become little fat So can uall tell me tat I am eligible to be An airhostess or no ? plzzz reply ….!

  • Hi sir/mam iam 20 years old vinodhinibalakrishnan in karaikudi my father lic officer my mother music teacher and i have a 2brothers, 1st brother have a music school in karaikudi, the music school name Heart Beats 7keys, 2nd brother studing in shri ram college in Delhi my dream in become a good air hostess in India, can u plsssss reply meeeee Sir/Mam, Thank u and iam waiting for u r good message.


  • Hello I am uma from Mumbai I have done my HSC I want to become air hostess in future I know this if I want to become air hostess I have to do airhostes course of 2years I know very well hindi and English language now learning Spanish language and appearing spa course in computer. Thnx if any mistake I have done

  • Hlw, i’m very much interested in this job.Now i’m of 17’s and of 12th with science stream.Though i’m a student of WBBHSE Board and of bengali medium i am fluent and smart in speaking English.Patiently i use to speak everyone.My height is 5.3′ and of fair complexion..and i want to be an air hostess after completing 12th,want to join in 2018 …i would like to be an international air hostess…and within Kolkata i want to read but here’s have not any good institute for it…give me some solutions to achieve’s my dream from my childhood though my parents want to see me as a Doctor..plz do something ????

  • Hi Vickky I am Shreya from Bhopal and its my dream to become an air hostess. I am 5’4″, fair & commerce graduate but my family is very poor. I am not from Mumbai but can come to Mumbai if you help me. I have sent my details to your email. I am waiting for your reply.

  • self madhu actually I am very much interested in this field and have a dream. Of bcoming airhostess recently I am student B.A political Hons 2nd yr Sol Delhi University but my English is not good very poor and my eyesight is week my eyesight power -2.5 so tell me I am eligible this course ????

    • hello, myself anjali jha i am 15 yrs old and i am very much interested in becoming an air hostess because i have seen them working in the planes and i think i am that much responsible to become an air hostess but i am bit confused that on which subject i should concentrate more.
      can someone plz guide me about this topic by my email.
      Thank You.

    • Hello.. Myself Kalyani Korhale. I’m studying in class 12th. I’m a CBSE student so my English is fluent. My height is more than 5.2 feet and I’ll turn 17 next year. I’m quite good looking and interactive. My parents want me to become an IITian for that I need to crack JEE which seems much difficult for me. I’m looking up in this profession. But actually I don’t have much details about it. I want an oppourtunity in this field after 12th. Is it possible? Please guide me further.

    • Dear Madhu
      First of all improve your english if your english is not so good because english is an international language and for the eyes you should have to go for lasik treatment of eyes to get this luxurious job. Anyways Best of luck for your future.

  • hello vicky sir pls help me. i m very passinate about this profession and its a dream come true if i got this oprtunty. i sent u the email but recvd no response. i from mum only and need your help badly.

  • I have almost completed my graduation… and i just want to be a international air hostess……it’s my dream when i was only 12 …….but during some family issues nd economic problem i didn’t apply for this……bun this time my father doesn’t support me but i want to fulfill my dream if there is anyone who can suggest me about frunkfinn then please give me some suggestions……… I’m good looking and intractive …….as i read all eligibility for this almost i have except this that I’m from Hindi medium till 12th but i completed English medium….so I’m little bit weak in spoken english…………help me to do my dream come true…..thanx

  • i m interested in becoming an international air hostess. plz help. i cant find any international airlines here in kolkata. plzz help.

  • sir me himanshu shekhar hoo mra age 17 year hai me av 10th+1 me hoo kya boys ke liye ye job hota hai please sir mere sapna ko pura karne ke liye mujhe aap inform jroor kijiyega.

    • Sir is dis priya I want to became an international air hostess its my dream recently my 12th completed and I running to the college field bsc steam nd I want to know that how to join airhostess I join some spoken classes ryt now to know other language and I inform you that my eyesight is so week can I use some contact lens sir plz its my opportunity to select in this pls help me .

  • hi,,,.i am.kamal…i want to be air study in bca thrd year….I want become a air hostess …but. my family cannot support me….i m vry unlucky girl,.because family cannot support me in any field …:(

  • I also want to become an airhostee. This is my dream . I think that one day my dream will come true.Now I am in class 11 .After 12 th pass i will jont airhostess academy.

  • Hiii ! Iam chetana .I want to become an Airhostess but iam belong to poor family and i can’t decide what should i do after tenth. Thanks for giving me info about help me very much and again thanks

  • Hi
    I am 18 yrs old but according to my 10th mark sheet i am of 17 yrs old but i am 18 yrs old really.
    And i don’t have passport yet.
    So,can i apply for air hostess job or not plz rply.
    Thank you.

  • Sir/mam,I am shaista,our family is poor and I have written class 10 cbse board exams this year,I have a dream to become an air hostess will u plz help me.I know three languages to speak,Hindi, English and urdu.

  • I sir m swasti M from Nepal but now I am Settled in Chandigarh mera ek hi dream hai air hostess bnna chahti hu mai nd apni family ko Proof krna chahti hu ki beti unke bete se km nhi hai sir mene 10th Pass ki hai or +1 me fall thi to mene Nios se +2 ki hai to Kya Mai air hostess ke liye applay Kr skti hu sir

    • Hii my self tanu singh n i want to that it is possible that ….agr hum frankfinn ya other Institute se training na le ….i mean air hostess ki job ke liy frankfinn vgera se training jruri he ya job ke bad training company deti he …..pls rply fast

  • Hi,
    Thank you,this information is very helpfull to me .I want to know that
    Is fairy complexion is necessary to get a job as an airhostess??

  • Hi my name is Shreya Ganguly. All my life, it’s been a dream for me to become an air hostess. Being on the flight is a safe place for me, I feel pleasant and can help others with this. I have passed my class 7 board exams. I am almost a teenager. I will wait until I finish my high school and possibly wait until my college graduation to pursue this career. For the language efficiency, I speak very fluent English, I have studied here in English medium schools and plus I have left India on a visa to study in America for a few years. My Hindi is also very fluent as I speak that with friends and everyone. And Hindi is the national language of our country,India and I speak amazing English and so my Hindi is just about as good as my English. Knowing an Indian regional language is also important, I am a Bengali and I speak very fluent Bengali which is just about as good as my English and Hindi so that would be good for communication with Bengali passengers. I don’t really know any foreign languages yet but I will surely be able to learn at least one by the time I get the job. I can’t really tell if I am beautiful or not because beauty is all in the mind but I have fairly clear skin and have confidence as a good appearance. My skin is clear although,I have just a few pimples but that’s because I am still going through puberty but by the time,I get the job that should not be an issue. My skin is not extremely fair,it’s a little bit dark but just a little bit. It’s at least medium fair skin. I by all means am a holder of an Indian passport. I would be nicely educated by the time I get the job and so far I have gotten fairly good marks mostly on all my assignments and exams. I will be very nice to passengers and I know how to deal with situations. I have a clear voice and announcement experience so I will be good at making announcements. I would be tall enough to reach the overhead cabins. I have an okay weight and am not overweight at all. I don’t wear any tattoos and only have a limited amount of piercings. I wear glasses but still have fairly good vision without them so I would happily wear contact lenses on flights instead. So,then do you think I would be qualified for the job of an air hostess?

  • i m too interested in doing this job… but i would like u to ask some questions….. 1. a married woman can apply? 2.if yes then what should b her age limit…

  • Hiiii i am shanaya i am 16 year old and I am interested in this job.I just want that you if I will take science field than I can get the job or not.I want English and other language plz help me suggest me where I go for take this coaching and without doing 11 or 12 I can do the job if yes than tell me and tell me which different quality have in my

  • Hi I want to become an Air hostess itz my dream And I love airhostess.My age is 18 year old.Bt this year only I’m given matric exam.And my height is 5.8.My papa was doing BSF(Border security force).And in our family members we are 5 person My papa,my mom, my elder bother, my elder sister and me is the last position bt ma elder bother he got married and they have 1 daughter.So I like 2 become an air hostess it’s my favourite Aim.So plz will I selected to become an Air hostess.Thank you

  • Hye this is Sanchita …jst today i set my goal for becoming an air hostess ….my height is 5″5 and yupp…fair compexion….nd i am 14 yrs. Old ..can somebody pls tell me what should i do after competing twelth …
    I am damn ambitious for this job…pls help me to make my future….
    Nd thanku ….?

  • Hello sir/mam.. I just completed my 12th examination… n I’m verry much interested to become an air hostess but the thing is… I don’t have any proper information about this feild… so.. can you plz send me some details n information about this also plz tell me which exams we must crack to become an air hostess… plz regard my request… thank you…

  • Hi my name gyana prasoona, I’m
    18 years old, I had recently completed my 12 class, I just love to become air hostess but I had a draw back that I got married recently, is there any chance for applying job in air hostess….. this is only one disadvantage to me that I got married….. for applying a job in airhostess….. plz can u give any suggestions…..

  • Hello,
    Myself Ayesha, actually i am very much interested in this field and have a dream of becoming airhostess. Recently i am studying in class 11th from Mother Mary’s School, Mayur Vihar. My height is 165 cm and my weight is 50 kg,my eyrsight is perfect, i am blessed with clear complexion, and very frequent with english and hindi language.I have All the skills mentioned above.
    kindly suggest me that shoul i go on for this field.
    thank u

  • I am a CRO IN airtel Telecom. And this year also complete my graduation. And I became an airhostess.
    So where can i take get training for airhostess.
    Plz help me
    some institute name required????

  • nooo…sweetie it won’t be about money if you are really good in this…but only
    your dream is not going to work…you have to work hard by your own…and giving you advice that first you should attend a seminaar..!

  • Hi I am Punam, I am student of bsc(computer). I have fair to clear complexion and my height is 157 cm but weight is low(39kg). I know Hindi, marwadi, English languages.
    Can I try for this job?
    If yes.. Then how?

  • I want to become an Air Hostess.. its is one of my dream to become it..but there is only the problem of money for the course that By pls guide me wht I do????

  • Hiii friends my name is hayfa and i am really very intrested to became an air hostess because its my passion to make other comfortable for their travelling but the problem is i am only 16 years old and i have to wait many years …..

  • i m a kashmiri boy nd im vry hot lokni & i passd 12th nd nw i m in colg doing my b.a 2nd sem & my age iz only 20 & my hight is 5.5feet nd me lokni vry smart dashing . hence me deserv airhostes job

  • Hello,I am 19 years old,doing my graduation in tourism And travel management..And after my UG I ll go for Airhostess training…Is it compulsory that I should go for airhostess training or without that I can get the job..Being an airhostess is my dream..And I am very much interested in becoming a proffesrional in Aviation industry. I am good at Hindi and English.. and also good at bengali.I knw French little bit.please help me what should I do to become an airhostess..?

  • Hello ?,, I am Ritangsha Choudhury. I’m from kolkata west Bengal… I’m in 11th standard now studying in science stream.. Like all other girls here it has always been my dream to become a cabin crew.. I do have all the qualifications which are required… Please help me to find an institute within west Bengal or atleast near it!!!!!
    Thank you..

  • Hi I want to become airhostes not only for the dream I need to become my status also I m 12th pass n my hight is 160 n my age is 19 bt how can I apply for this job .

  • Hy.. My name is shifa..
    Above mentioned details helped me a lot.. But there is one question left in my mind that what should I do if my eyes are just little weak.. Should I use lens instead of specs??
    It’s my dream to be an air hostess nd I am only 17 now..
    Plz reply as early as possible..
    I will be highly thankful…

  • this information has really helped me a lot because becoming an air hostess has been my dream since childhood

  • I want to become air hostess it’s my aim… What are the main conditions to become air hostess? Is any graduation course is required?

  • i would like to do this job .I am studying in F.Y.B.Com. I can speak Hindi and English language . so which another languages i can learn ? is it necessary?plzz rply

  • Hello my name is itumeleng I have a passion of becoming an air hostes I am not good in English but I try my best to learn I have a very good personality but am HIV positive so do I still stand a chance to become an air hostes

  • mam/sir
    I think I am eligible for becoming an air hostess my personality and qualifications fulfills all the requirements demanded in this page kindly help me. By providing details for entrance process….
    Thank you.

  • I am in 11
    My hight is 5.5
    And I have subject Physic chemistry and math
    By thes subject can I apply for airhostress

  • Hello everybody my self shalu ,I m very beautiful as everyone told I cleared my 12th class in 2015 and verryyyyyy much intesrted to become an air hostess but I have 5 feet’s height can I apply for the job ,please suggest some one to me

  • My dream is to be a air hostess but I have a Doubt in the place of 11th and 12th we have to read aviation and another Doubt we have to read extra things for being staff in airport and in travelling in plane.
    Plzzzz rpl me

  • Hi,my name is Noxolo Princess Tsitsi,i have always dreamt of becoming an airhostess,was never given a straight answer when i ask from people who work at the airport,please tell me the requirements and more.

  • Hello!! M here to seek your kindly help that Sir/Ma’am, i want myself to turn up as an Air Hostess but my Hindi,its rediculously very weak and m gonna complete my +2 the following year,my height its 159cms.& weight 50kg,so is it possible for me to tuck into this profession or carrier?? Please do reply & thus obliged… Thank you!!

  • Hi am parul Gill.i done 12 in commerce. .but I have tree year gap in my study .I had get 5 each bands in ielts. I wanted to go abroad but it’s not possible due to long gap. .and my 2nd dream is I am very interested to become airhosts …plzz help me and give me information about airhosts

  • The abv given all qualities are really required? Because my height is nt as mentioned abv and i ve quite some marks on my face, but i really want to get a diploma in airhostess plz guide me in dis regards and i am 21 year old

  • The given information is helpfull……but here u did not mentioned about any fee structures .so, if it is mentioned then it will be more helpfull to every one

  • Hello am Ugandan just finished my ordinary level but my dream career is to be an Air hostess what should I do

  • Iam studying Doctor of pharmacy and iam 19 yrs old..Can i apply for a job in this.. Iam 165cm,clear complexion and iam good at three indian languages as well as english…i passed my twelth..But i didn’t complete any course that relates to Airhostess jobs..what should i do?