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

Available Application Forms

Career in Air Hostess 2021 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 2021 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.


Nikita Singh
June 24, 2021
What are the personality criteria... Like height weight etc.... Physical test r also there?? And how can we appear for air hostess exam ...
Exams Planner
July 12, 2021
Anybody who has completed minimum class 12th level studies is eligible to apply for the course. The criteria like height, weight, etc. vary among institutes. So, you must check with your respective institute.
M.Nithya manogaran
June 15, 2021
I like this job.I want to do
Exams Planner
July 12, 2021
You must get a diploma/ degree in air hostess training to get a job.
Shivnandinee maurya
May 28, 2021
Nice jobs
May 21, 2021
Hii sir... I literally have a very good communication in english but I have a doubt is it really necessary to have knowledge on hindi also .... cos i most of the languages like english kannada tamil telugu... n can u prefer some best institution to contiune or course after 12th ...... waiting for your reply sir ..
Exams Planner
July 12, 2021
Fluency in the Hindi language is necessary for domestic airlines. You can check out courses at top institutes. Find top air hostess institutes and compare them to pick the one that suits you.
sony Pamarthi
May 4, 2021
Hello sir....I had completed my graduation in BA I eligible now for taking training for air hostess ?
Exams Planner
May 20, 2021
Yes. Check out the air hostess training institutes and their admission procedure.
Esha sherpa
March 19, 2021
Sir im Esha sherpa I would love to join the international airline after my class 12
Exams Planner
April 1, 2021
Hello Esha, You need to pursue an air hostess training programme first and then you will get the opportunities to work in international airlines.
Exams Planner
April 1, 2021
Hello Esha, You need to pursue an air hostess training programme first and then you will get the opportunities to work in international airlines.
January 25, 2021
Hello/sir Myself monisha.m i am studying 12 th and can i apply for airhostess job ??? Where should i apply for job???
puja Kumari
October 19, 2020
Sir I want to join international airline can Iand I will complete my 12th next year
Exams Planner
November 1, 2020
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, 2020
i want to know about air hostess
Exams Planner
October 12, 2020
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, 2020
I have Higher national diploma in Hospitality and tourism management can i apply for it
Exams Planner
September 17, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
Yes. Search for a good air hostess training institute near you and check out the admission process.
Exams Planner
August 31, 2020
Yes. Search for a good air hostess training institute near you and check out the admission process.
Nashrah Abdul Rehman Ansari
August 19, 2020
i want to know details about the course of air hostess
Exams Planner
August 31, 2020
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.
August 2, 2020
I am 25 and I completed my B.A. Can I join air hostess?
Exams Planner
August 31, 2020
Amna Ahmed
July 30, 2020
Can we select which airline we want to go for?
Exams Planner
August 31, 2020
Yes. You need to look for the jobs in your preferred airlines.
Sandeep kaur
July 28, 2020
I have completed my 12pass international air hostess job plz sir
Exams Planner
August 31, 2020
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, 2020
I have completed my 12th pass international air hostess job plz sir
Exams Planner
July 23, 2020
You must apply through a job portal.
Simran kaur
June 8, 2020
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, 2020
You must start looking for jobs on online portals and with your institute.
May 26, 2020
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, 2020
There are cabin crew diploma programmes offered by different aviation training institutes. You can enrol in them.
Afrin khan
May 10, 2020
Thanks for your information it was really helpful ????
Bijal patel
May 10, 2020
Can I join to air hostess job without course ???
Exams Planner
September 17, 2020
You must check out for the vacancies in the HR department of airlines.
Exams Planner
September 17, 2020
You must check out for the vacancies in the HR department of airlines.
Exams Planner
May 12, 2020
No. You need to undergo an air hostess training programme.
May 8, 2020
Airhostel my dream
Exams Planner
May 12, 2020
Join a good Air Hostess Training institute to pursue your dream.
Akula vamshi
May 7, 2020
We are eligible after 12th know? Then what should be age you are going to be allow for this job??
Exams Planner
May 12, 2020
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, 2020
Without diploma how I get a job.. In airlines..
Exams Planner
April 30, 2020
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.
April 5, 2020
Which is the best institution of the course after 12
Exams Planner
April 6, 2020
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, 2020
After 12 without any diploma how I get this job
Exams Planner
March 14, 2020
There are institutes which provide diploma or certificate courses. You can pursue a certificate course for air hostess job.
Rishabh singh
February 12, 2020
Is air hostess course for boys or not
Exams Planner
March 14, 2020
Yes, they can attend the flights as flight stewards after completing the course.
Durga Lakshmi
January 29, 2020
I finished diploma can I become an airhostress?
Exams Planner
March 14, 2020
Diploma in what?
January 22, 2020
I am interested
Exams Planner
January 25, 2020
You must check for the air hostess training institutes and enroll for a course.
Sarayu suresh
December 16, 2019
Where is the air hosstes college?
Exams Planner
January 3, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2019
What is the fee for studying air hostesses course
Exams Planner
January 3, 2020
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, 2019
I am 12th pass
Exams Planner
January 3, 2020
You are eligible for the course.
Soni chouhan
November 18, 2019
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, 2020
We just provide information about courses. You must check out some job portals for that.
Chandryee mukherjee
October 19, 2019
Which course should I do to get a direct job in air hostess
Exams Planner
November 9, 2019
Air hostess training course.
Nilesh Chaudhari
September 26, 2019
I am interested
Exams Planner
October 11, 2019
You must check out the training institutes then.
Exams Planner
October 11, 2019
You must check out the training institutes then.
Mahmooda unnisa
August 20, 2019
After 12th i want admissions training institute for the course diploma in airhostess
Exams Planner
August 27, 2019
You must check with the institutes you are interested in.
July 12, 2019
Can a person with bronchitis allergy become an air hostess??
Exams Planner
July 22, 2019
You must go for an air hostess training course.
July 12, 2019
Sure, and which course is best to opt after bsc to become an become air hostess??
Exams Planner
July 12, 2019
You must check this with the training institute.
Ayushi pal
July 4, 2019
I want to be come Air hostess
Exams Planner
July 12, 2019
You must check out the websites of different institutes and check their selection process.
July 3, 2019
Air Indian join way
Exams Planner
July 12, 2019
Check out the institutes which provide air hostess training and see their selection process.
Pragati sopan jadhav
April 23, 2019
I want addmission in training institute for the course of diploma in airhostess
Aptech academy
April 23, 2019
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, 2019
after12th I want.
March 11, 2019
After 10th also?? I also want. To become airhostes Nice
Exams Planner
March 13, 2019
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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February 11, 2019
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December 30, 2018
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