Career as Air Hostess: Courses, Eligibility, Salary, Job Scope, Application Process

Career in Air Hostess

Air Hostess is the most sought-after career option after higher secondary school and even after graduation. Young girls dream for a career as an air hostess where they can make good earning while travelling to different places.

Of course, it is a dream job. Who would not want to work like this?

Here’s for all the young ladies with a dream to fly high – we have made efforts to compile all the information related to the Air hostess course in the article. Read on to know about eligibility, courses, application process, top recruiters, job role, and more.

Male candidates who opt for Air Hostess career are called ‘Stewards.’

Courses Available for Air Hostess/Flight Steward

Different air-hostess courses are available as per the duration of the course. Candidates can enroll in certificate, diploma, or degree course. These courses help candidates inculcate soft skills, develop dressing sense, learn skills to mix with people from diverse backgrounds, preparing reports after the flight, provide first aid during any medical emergency, and skills to handle other emergencies. Here are the details on various courses:

Degree Courses

These are the longest courses and highly recommended for those who want to join it after class 12th. A degree course will help you in gaining deep knowledge and practical experience. Some institutes also offer placement with reputed airlines.

Name of the Course

Duration of the course

B.Sc. in Airlines, Tourism and Hospitality

 

3 years

 

 

BBA with Airport Management and Cabin Crew Training.

Diploma Courses

If you can’t invest 3 years time in the course, go for the 1-year diploma course. Here are various courses available:

Name of the Course

Duration of the course

Air-hostess hospitality training

 

1 year

 

Aviation and hospitality management

Global aviation and hospitality management

Hospitality, Travel and Customer Service

Professional Cabin Crew Services

Certificate Courses

These courses are the best for those who are in urgent requirement of jobs. Candidates who wish to pursue Air Hostess course after their graduation can also enroll in certificate courses.

Name of the Course

Duration of the course

Air-Hostess training

6 or 3 months

International Airlines and Travel Management

Aviation and hospitality management

Night Rating

Hospitality, Travel and Customer Service

Personality Development

Institutes for Air Hostess Courses

Here are some of the best institutions in India which offer air hostess and related courses:

  • Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College of Aeronautics, Jaipur
  • Air Hostess Academy, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore
  • Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess, Delhi, Mumbai
  • Universal Airhostess Academy, Chennai
  • Jet Airways Training Academy, Mumbai
  • PTC Aviation Academy, Chennai and Banglore
  • Indira Gandhi Institute of Aeronautics, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Ghaziabad, and Chandigarh

Institute for Personality, Etiquette & Grooming (IPEG India)


Available Application Forms


Career in Air Hostess 2018-19 Eligibility

A candidate should fulfil certain criteria to become an air-hostess or a flight steward. These criteria might vary among different institutes. So, do check out the specific eligibility conditions of the institute.

Requirement

Criteria (Air Hostess)

Criteria (Flight Steward)

Age

18 - 26 years (age limit might vary for different institutes)

18 - 26 years (age limit might vary for different institutes)

Educational Qualification

10+2 standard (Science, Commerce, and Arts)

10+2 standard (Science, Commerce, and Arts)

Marital Status*

Unmarried (mostly preferred)

Unmarried (mostly preferred)

Languages 

Hindi, English and other languages

Hindi, English and other languages

Height

5 feet and 2 inches

5 feet and 10 inches

Colour complexion

Clear Complexion

Clear Complexion

Eye-sight

6/6 uncorrected in both eyes

6/6 uncorrected in both eyes

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* Some institutes also give admissions to married candidates.

Aviation and Hospitality Management Courses 


Career in Air Hostess 2018-19 Application Process

The application process varies among the institutes. You can apply for the course online through the official website of the institute you are interested in or get the application form from the institute itself. Some institutes also make school visits to inform the students about the course. You can communicate with the representatives to know about the application process.

Selection Process -

The selection process for the Air Hostess course comprises of three stages – Written Examination, Group discussion (GD), and Interview.

The Written Examination comprises of questions to test candidates’ intelligence, reasoning skills, numerical ability, and general awareness.

Candidates who qualify the written examination are called for the GD round. Communication skills, teamwork qualities, and patience level is testes in this round.

Interview round is conducted for final selection of the candidates. It analyses your personality and passion to work in the Aviation industry.

 This is the general; selection process. Some institutes might have variations in the selection process. All the recognized air hostess training institutes operate as per the guidelines of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). And, as per the DGCA guidelines, candidates will become eligible for admission only after qualifying a written test and interview session.

Candidates who get through the selection process are required to undergo a training of minimum 6 months (the training duration might vary) before beginning the career as an air hostess.

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Other Details

Job Profile/Responsibilities

The job profile or responsibilities of an air hostess may vary as per the requirement of the flights. However, the basic responsibilities can be categorised as follows:

  • On Ground Responsibilities (before the flight)
  • In Flight Responsibilities (during the flight)
  • Landing Responsibilities (after the flight)

On Ground Responsibilities

Before the passengers start boarding, an air hostess to have to ensure the following things:

  • The emergency and the medical kits are available in the aircraft.
  • Toilets are clean and hygienic.
  • Sufficient meals and beverages are available on the plane.
  • Greeting passengers and checking their tickets.
  • Helping the passengers in loading the hand-luggage in the overhead bins.
  • Checking that the passengers’ seat belts are on when the seatbelt sign is on.
  • Explaining the passengers about the usage of the emergency kit and emergency exit.
  • Informing the pilot when the plane is ready to take off.

In Flight Responsibilities

  • Making sure that the passengers have fastened their seatbelts
  • Serving meals and beverages to the passengers
  • Selling duty-free goods
  • Making important announcements on pilot’s behalf
  • Assisting during medical emergencies
  • Helping passengers in vacating the plane in case of emergency

Landing Responsibilities

  • Making the list of lost and found articles
  • Preparing a list of cash and stock left after landing

Top Recruiters

Some of the key recruiters for air hostesses are:

  • Indian Airlines
  • Alliance Air
  • Air India
  • Sahara India
  • Go Air
  • Jet Airways
  • British Airways
  • Indigo
  • Gulf Air
  • Delta Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines

Airhostess Salary, Perks and Career Scope

Salary

The salary of an air hostess depends upon the type of the airlines, the reputation of the airlines, experience of the air hostess, etc. However, international airlines pay better salary as compared to domestic airlines. In domestic airlines, the initial salary of air-hostess ranges from ₹ 25,000 to ₹ 40,000 per month, which later on increases to ₹80, 000 to ₹ 1,25,000 with promotion and experience. Flight stewards also get the same salary. The initial salary in International flights starts from ₹ 50,000 per month. Please note that the salary figures are subject to change on the sole discretion of the authorities.

Perks

Some airlines provide perks such as medical insurance, additional allowance, retirement plans, flight discounts to employee and family members.

Career Scope

Career as an Air Hostess offers excellent growth opportunities. After completion of the course, a candidate gets an opportunity to work with domestic airlines. With experience, air-hostess/flight steward can work with international airlines also. After retirement, an Air Hostess can also take up ground duties such as ticketing, front desk, customer care, operations, training air hostesses, etc.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. What is the eligibility for the air-hostess course?

A person can pursue this course after completing 12th standard. Some institutes also give admission after 10th class. However, we recommend completing your education till 10+2 level.

Q. What courses are available for air-hostess training?

There are degree, diploma and certificate level courses for air-hostess training after 12th standard.

Q. What is the initial salary of air-hostess?

Initially, an air-hostess gets a salary of ₹ 25,000 to ₹ 40,000, which with experience and performance increases to ₹ 80,000 to ₹ 1,25,000. 

Q. What are the areas of employment of air-hostess?

Some of the big airlines which hire air-hostess are – Air India, Go Air, Alliance Air, Jet Airways, British Airways, Gulf Airways, United Air, Delta Airlines, Singapore Airlines, etc.

Q. Where an air-hostess gets more salary, in domestic airlines or international airlines?

An air-hostess gets more salary in international airlines as compared to domestic airlines.

Q. What are the standard flying hours in a month?

As per regulation, an air-hostess/flight steward cannot fly for more than 125 hours in 30 consecutive days.


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