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.

Examination

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.

Companies

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.

311 COMMENTS

  1. Am Victoria Ndanu kimilu 17years old I completed my form four and scored B- and I would like to pursue a degree in air hostess. Your help will highly be appreciated

  2. I have completed my 12th recently and am looking forward to become an air hostess. What are the things I must do to archive my dream.

  3. I am Akhilesh jha, I have completed my DIPLOMA IN ELECTRONICS& TELECOMMUNICATION , SO AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THE STEWART JOBS IN AIRLINES PLEASE REPLY…….

  4. Hii i m shivangi i know only one language that is english so can i also become air hostess and also i dont know how to swim

  5. I want to be an air hostess. I like to be an air hostess most.my hight is 5’3.i can only speak in English and I followed my A/L’s. Plz joined your field soon.i’m waiting for become an air hostess. Will I able to be an air hostess? Plz help to me it.

  6. Hi i m akhil pratap I’m in bcom final year, my height is 5’11, I can speak English and Hindi languages but I’m an asthama patient so can I apply for this job I’m interested in this field
    So please help me suggest me something

  7. Hi ,my name is Talent Mpanza .I’m 19 years old. I’m doing B. Teaching at the University of Zululand but my dream is to be an air hostess ,I can speak English fluently ,I’m 5.5″ n um dark in complexation ,is it possible for me to fulfil my dream ?if it is where can I find an academy in South Africa where I can get necessary qualifications? Please help I’m desperate.

  8. I am pursing 12 and my english and hindi are very fluent soo can go for trainning than when I give u 12 certificate than u can give me the diploma certificate … so can I ?

  9. Hi,
    My name is Nirjha. I have done my graduation in B.Sc in Animation and Visual Effects. I’m married and my age is 26. Can I become an air hostess?

    Please reply

  10. Hello,I’m Edith kerich from Kenya my height is 5.2″,fair complexion.Im finishing my diploma in hospitality I am into flights and modeling can I get a scholarship training on being a hostess I cannot manage to pay the fees I can speak German and french .
    Waiting on your response
    Yours sincerely,
    Edith kerich

  11. Hlw I am Tahmina….my height is 5.4″….I have completed HSC….I can also speak Hindi,English,Bangla….I need this job….It’s my dream….I am waiting for ur reply…plz suggest me…

  12. Anjali
    Hii I’m Anjali..I was completed my 12 standard …I want to become an airhostess ..and it’s my dream too …nd I know Kannada and basic English too know how to join This .. please help me…and also I thought am eligible for this job … please suggest me I’m waiting for your reply…nd urs truly Anjali…..

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  14. My girlfriend is interested in becoming an air hostess, I just want to know the qualification and procedures of how to become one. thanks alot, please reply.

  15. By next month im completing my 12th std from commerce stream n i want to be an cabin crew so plzzz give me more information n help me . Im too serious about this .

  16. hy am misokuhle am in matric doing tourism I need to make my dream come true an at south Africa where can I train to be an airhostess my number is 0713166936/0799985237

  17. Hi, im Inamul Hassan..! i have completed my B.com and doing a job in my localality,Process Assosiate, data entry in excel work.. in a pvt office …i read and speak English,Hindi.Telgu,Kannada, urdu… can i eligible for this couse?? i want to be fulfill my parents Dreams plz suggest me ….waiting for ur reply

  18. Hi my name is Seema nd I completeted 10th.I know hindi, bengali. I want to become an Airhostess but i’m married nd white spot on my body.Can i become an airhostess???

  19. Hello! This is Prayshna Hangma Limbu from Darjeeling, I’m doing mass communication and journalism Honors in St Joseph’s college Darjeeling North point. I’m 20yrs old and I really like to turn up myself as an air hostess. My height is 5.4 and weight is 51. As i think that i have a personality to become an airhostess . As I’m a mass communication student i love to communicate with the new people and convince. But the problem is no one is able how to go ahead .
    Please regard my request,Thank you.

  20. Hi my name is anjali ..! I am doing my +2 from arts stream ,I wnt to become an air hostess .My height is 5.3″but color is not fair .!l I can speak in Hindi nd English .would I be able to join this course..? I am very interested in this field .I want to become an hostess at any cost because this is my dream. Please suggest me how I apply for This course I’m
    wait for ur reply l
    Thanking you!!
    Your’s truly
    Anjali

  21. Hey mam. My name is sneha Khare.I’m a student of b.s.c agriculture in first year.my height 5.5″ ,nd I also know eng,nd hindi language. I’m very interesting this field.
    Please help me to get this.
    Thank u so much.😊

  22. Hello …?
    I am Noor Zaiba Siddiqua from Bangalore. I am 17 years old and I have quit my studies I have completed my 10th. I have read all the above statement and I accept. Can I become an air hostess.i am very much interested in it

    Thank you

  23. Of course i see myself as a steward but iam 5.4 feet and i have some timples i could speak only an English, any one suggests for the course in ours country 🇮🇳 India.

  24. Hi me sumaiay praveen n I did 10+2 otherwise I doing b.tech my height is 5.2′.n my complexion color is v fair.I can speak French,English,Gujarati,Nepali,Hindi,Arabic n Bengali.My dream is an Air hostess .so plzzz help to became my dream in reality.plzzzzzzzzz

  25. Helo im felicia tetteh from accra and i am shs graduate with good grade i am interested in airhoster so I need your help, I am chocolate in colour ,am tall all the things you require for am having some please I need your help

  26. Hi i am 16 years old now. I did my O/L ,results are pending so at that time can i do a course? and did A/L is required to this, i can speak English,Tamil,Sinhala, and now i am studying germen also. Do i want to do all the courses and all the degrees in following or i wnat to do a one. And my ambition and my target is to be a an Air Hostess. So if you can pls tell me how i want to do those thinks. It will be very greatfull if you can send a reply email as soon as possible
    Regards,
    Duvini Rupasinghe

  27. Um
    Nadia n uM frm kashmir sgr.. My qualification is 10+2… Um olso a rugby National player….. I can speak urdu, hindi, kashmiri, nd olso english… N i can understand other languages as well.. I need more information about this.. I wanna b air hostess itx my dream i want to b😊thankX…

  28. Hello
    I am shubham mishra and I am at the end of 12 science pcm so what is the next step to become Air Steward? ?

  29. Hello, I’m currently doing HSC from commerce stream. By November I will complete my 18 years of age. This would be a great opportunity for me to start as a fresher. I speak English, Hindi and German well.I’m planning to learn French soon. I’ve a light brown not-so-fair complexion.
    Please let me know the details of this wonderful Air hostess training and Job profiles soon.

  30. I am Ayra and doing my 12 . I know hindi,english,urdu,arabic, telugu,gujrati. But i am not fair. Can i become airhostess?and what i need to do?
    Please reply…,

    • Hi,am Sabina,I want to become an air hostess but I am in Ghana. Please give me some advice to move on to the next level. I know English,French,Spanish and Ghanaian language but I am dark in complexion. Can I become an air hostess?

    • Complexion doesn’t matter.. whether you’re fair dark or anything complexion… Your face should be clean and clear.. no acne.. no birth mark nothing…

    • Yes, you can apply for an cabin crew……in this industry skin complexion does not matter …..the only thing matter is your skin must need to be spotless and even…..i’m also not fair…..i have wheatish skin complexion…..still i get selected as an air hostess….so keep trying…..

    • Colour complexion doesn’t issue but make sure u don’t have any scars or birth marks(especially on face). Your height and weight are perfect, just make sure that you are well

  31. Hello I’m Jenny.
    I did my 12 standard in arts stream.
    I’m 5.3 hght, clear complexion.
    I speak only English. would I be able to join the course.
    I’m very much interested in this field Please help me to get through.
    Thank you.

    • Hello, I am girija

      I want to know about my daughter. she is doing BE in electrical. I would like to join her as Air Hostess. for that what to do. please reply. her height is 5.5. she is also interested.

    • Hello, my name is janique.I am a Jamaican and I am 14 years old . my dream occupation is to become an air hostess. I would like to know the qualifications I need to become one.

  32. Hi I am nivedita Singh and I want to become an air hostess n I am a student of b.com final year my height is 5.6″ n I know English and Hindi languages …. So please help me and advice me how to apply for air hostess…..

    • Hello, my name is Farheen. My height is 5.3″ and have a fair complexion. I am pursuing M.com but always wanted to be an air hostess. I am very calm n compose kind of person n i have a specialty in convincing people because i was also a counselor in a college. I know Hindi, Eng n Urdu but still working hard on my communication in English as per the requirement of this job. Plz tell me am i eligible for this job and can i apply for the vacancy without joining any course.

  33. um farheen from Srinagar and my qualification is 10 2 n doing pharma sales assistant data entry operator ..I want to be an air hostes .If u don’t mind please give me information about this job…I need this job.

  34. Hii my name is husna shaik..! I have completed my b.com comp.,n now am pursuing my mba.! I actually wan to become an air hostess n my height is 5.2″ n complexion color is also fair..! I can also speak hindi English n telugu..! Wat do u think.? Am I eligible for this course..?? Pls suggest me waiting for ur rply…yours truly HUSNA SHAIK….!

    • hallo . this is sairam . i know german, english , telugu, and 10+2 is my Qualification . what are the chances that i have in this field and right know i am working in online flight booking company . i have experience on GDS (amadeus and seber red ) . i want to know what are my chances ?? .

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