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 a 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 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 need of jobs. Candidates who wish to pursue an 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 Bangalore
  • Indira Gandhi Institute of Aeronautics, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Ghaziabad, and Chandigarh
  • Institute for Personality, Etiquette & Grooming (IPEG India)
  • Avalon Academy, Dehradun

Career in Air Hostess 2020 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.


Criteria (Air Hostess)

Criteria (Flight Steward)


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)


Hindi, English and other languages

Hindi, English and other languages


5 feet and 2 inches

5 feet and 10 inches

Colour complexion

Clear Complexion

Clear Complexion


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 2020 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 are tested in this round.

Interview round is conducted for the 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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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


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 salaries 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.


Some airlines provide perks such as medical insurance, additional allowance, retirement plans, flight discounts to employees 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)

Candidates interested in becoming an air hostess must have complete knowledge of the course. Here are the answers to some important questions related to the exam. These will help you in understanding the exam better.


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 an 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-hostesses?

Some of the big airlines which hire air-hostesses 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.


Air hostess is a popular career option among young girls. Check out the FAQs section here for answers to the questions related to the course.


puja Kumari - October 19, 2020REPLY

Sir I want to join international airline can Iand I will complete my 12th next year

Exams Planner - November 1, 2020REPLY

You can apply for an air hostess training course after completing class 12th. During the course, you can get information about joining the international airline.

dolly tomar - September 30, 2020REPLY

i want to know about air hostess

Exams Planner - October 12, 2020REPLY

All the details are provided above in the article. If you want institute-specific details, you must check out their official website or visit the institute itself.

Kumedzina Ernestina - September 14, 2020REPLY

I have Higher national diploma in Hospitality and tourism management can i apply for it

Exams Planner - September 17, 2020REPLY

If you want to pursue an air hostess training programme, you can do that. And, if you are asking for an air hostess job, that will depend upon the eligibility for the post.

Srishty Roy - August 25, 2020REPLY

Can a B.A.English literature graduate student can join in air host and how i can join in air host ?

Exams Planner - August 31, 2020REPLY

Yes. Search for a good air hostess training institute near you and check out the admission process.

Exams Planner - August 31, 2020REPLY

Yes. Search for a good air hostess training institute near you and check out the admission process.

Nashrah Abdul Rehman Ansari - August 19, 2020REPLY

i want to know details about the course of air hostess

Exams Planner - August 31, 2020REPLY

The details are provided above in the article. You can also check out the programme details with the institute you are interested in pursuing the course.

Azani - August 2, 2020REPLY

I am 25 and I completed my B.A. Can I join air hostess?

Exams Planner - August 31, 2020REPLY


Amna Ahmed - July 30, 2020REPLY

Can we select which airline we want to go for?

Exams Planner - August 31, 2020REPLY

Yes. You need to look for the jobs in your preferred airlines.

Sandeep kaur - July 28, 2020REPLY

I have completed my 12pass international air hostess job plz sir

Exams Planner - August 31, 2020REPLY

You need to first complete an air hostess programme for the air hostess job. Then, you can check the international vacancies and apply for the same.

Mahadev Bhandari - July 21, 2020REPLY

I have completed my 12th pass international air hostess job plz sir

Exams Planner - July 23, 2020REPLY

You must apply through a job portal.

Simran kaur - June 8, 2020REPLY

I have completed my Diploma in International Hospitality Management,I want to join cabin crew for international what is the next procedure to join.

Exams Planner - June 24, 2020REPLY

You must start looking for jobs on online portals and with your institute.

Ritesh - May 26, 2020REPLY

I ahave completed my diploma in electronics and communication technology i want to join cabin crew what is the further procedure and study i need to do?

Exams Planner - June 24, 2020REPLY

There are cabin crew diploma programmes offered by different aviation training institutes. You can enrol in them.

Afrin khan - May 10, 2020REPLY

Thanks for your information it was really helpful ????

Bijal patel - May 10, 2020REPLY

Can I join to air hostess job without course ???

Exams Planner - September 17, 2020REPLY

You must check out for the vacancies in the HR department of airlines.

Exams Planner - September 17, 2020REPLY

You must check out for the vacancies in the HR department of airlines.

Exams Planner - May 12, 2020REPLY

No. You need to undergo an air hostess training programme.

BABAI ROY - May 8, 2020REPLY

Airhostel my dream

Exams Planner - May 12, 2020REPLY

Join a good Air Hostess Training institute to pursue your dream.

Akula vamshi - May 7, 2020REPLY

We are eligible after 12th know? Then what should be age you are going to be allow for this job??

Exams Planner - May 12, 2020REPLY

The age limit for joining the air hostess course is 18 to 25 years. Some institutes also provide admission at 17 years of age.

Anchal singh - April 29, 2020REPLY

Without diploma how I get a job.. In airlines..

Exams Planner - April 30, 2020REPLY

You can get a job in airlines after class 12th. You must look for the opportunities in the job portals and on the official websites of the airlines.

Sonika - April 5, 2020REPLY

Which is the best institution of the course after 12

Exams Planner - April 6, 2020REPLY

Some of the best institutes for air hostess course are Frankfinn, Bombay Flying Club College of Aviation, PTC- Aviation Academy, Indira Gandhi Institute of Aeronautics.

Kumkum kumari - February 23, 2020REPLY

After 12 without any diploma how I get this job

Exams Planner - March 14, 2020REPLY

There are institutes which provide diploma or certificate courses. You can pursue a certificate course for air hostess job.

Rishabh singh - February 12, 2020REPLY

Is air hostess course for boys or not

Exams Planner - March 14, 2020REPLY

Yes, they can attend the flights as flight stewards after completing the course.

Durga Lakshmi - January 29, 2020REPLY

I finished diploma can I become an airhostress?

Exams Planner - March 14, 2020REPLY

Diploma in what?

[email protected] - January 22, 2020REPLY

I am interested

Exams Planner - January 25, 2020REPLY

You must check for the air hostess training institutes and enroll for a course.

Sarayu suresh - December 16, 2019REPLY

Where is the air hosstes college?

Exams Planner - January 3, 2020REPLY

Different institutes offer the air hostess training course. You can search for them in or near your city or any other city of your preference.

Exams Planner - January 3, 2020REPLY

Various institutes offer air hostess courses. You can search for some good institutes and select the best as per your preferences.

Sara sk - November 29, 2019REPLY

What is the fee for studying air hostesses course

Exams Planner - January 3, 2020REPLY

The fee for the course differs as per the institutes. You will get a better idea of the fee if you contact the institute.

Dantani sahil - November 19, 2019REPLY

I am 12th pass

Exams Planner - January 3, 2020REPLY

You are eligible for the course.

Soni chouhan - November 18, 2019REPLY

I am completed my air hostess course with Frankfinn now I am searching a job can u plz help me in that

Exams Planner - January 3, 2020REPLY

We just provide information about courses. You must check out some job portals for that.

Chandryee mukherjee - October 19, 2019REPLY

Which course should I do to get a direct job in air hostess

Exams Planner - November 9, 2019REPLY

Air hostess training course.

Nilesh Chaudhari - September 26, 2019REPLY

I am interested

Exams Planner - October 11, 2019REPLY

You must check out the training institutes then.

Exams Planner - October 11, 2019REPLY

You must check out the training institutes then.

Mahmooda unnisa - August 20, 2019REPLY

After 12th i want admissions training institute for the course diploma in airhostess

Exams Planner - August 27, 2019REPLY

You must check with the institutes you are interested in.

Anu - July 12, 2019REPLY

Can a person with bronchitis allergy become an air hostess??

Exams Planner - July 22, 2019REPLY

You must go for an air hostess training course.

Anu - July 12, 2019REPLY

Sure, and which course is best to opt after bsc to become an become air hostess??

Exams Planner - July 12, 2019REPLY

You must check this with the training institute.

Ayushi pal - July 4, 2019REPLY

I want to be come Air hostess

Exams Planner - July 12, 2019REPLY

You must check out the websites of different institutes and check their selection process.


Air Indian join way

Exams Planner - July 12, 2019REPLY

Check out the institutes which provide air hostess training and see their selection process.

Pragati sopan jadhav - April 23, 2019REPLY

I want addmission in training institute for the course of diploma in airhostess

Aptech academy - April 23, 2019REPLY

Its really an informative article. Thanks for sharing this nice information. Aptech aviation is leading air hostess training in Chandigarh. They grow knowledge, behavior, mannerism, communication skills and the most striking part is attitude, their professional faculties put in each of the students who come at them with desire of being something distinct in their life.

Zeba shahine - March 24, 2019REPLY

after12th I want.

Ruqsana - March 11, 2019REPLY

After 10th also?? I also want. To become airhostes Nice

Exams Planner - March 13, 2019REPLY

The minimum educational qualification for air hostess course is class 12th. We would suggest you complete your 12th level of education.

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BHAVANAREDDY - December 30, 2018REPLY

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