Air Hostess


To become an “Air Hostess” is like a dream come true for the young girls. Flying is the dream of everyone. And if you have the option to choose your dream as your profession!

What you will feel? It’s amazing.

By the growing scenario of the aviation industries across the world, the professional education courses exist in India to produce the air hostess and flight steward. The air hostess is the primary career line of an airlines career. This career involves in pleasant, friendly and enthusiastic personality and environment.

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The courses leading to the air hostess and flight steward are the programmes under the Aviation and Hospitality Management’.

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Air hostess is also known as the Flight attendants or cabin crew, stewards/stewardesses or cabin attendants.

The German Heinrich Kubis was the world’s first flight attendant, in 1912. The first female flight attendant was 25-years old Ellen Church employed by United Airlines in 1930.

Air hostesses are expected to be smartly dressed and well groomed at all the times. Most of the airlines do not allow the air hostess to have visible tattoos or piercings. Air hostess are required to work with a variety of people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Responsibility of An Air Hostess

An air hostess has many responsibilities on a plane. Air hostess typically do the following tasks:

  • Greets the passengers and guides them to settle down in their seats.
  • attending a pre-flight briefing.
  • Answering passenger questions during the flight.
  • Serving meals and refreshments to passengers.
  • Prepares flight report.
  • Provides medical care to the passengers if needed.

Instruct  passengers on all safety procedures.


The degree course curriculum includes the management skills, emergency management, hospitality management, navigation skills, basic fundamental knowledge of aircraft and catering training.

There are so many institutes in India offering the certificate programme,, diploma programmes and the degree programmes in the field of aviation leading to the air hostess and flight steward.

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Arts and Humanities courses after 12th

The professional education in aviation (air hostess and flight steward) has three levels of study after 12th as the following:

  1. Certificate courses: Certificate courses are taken the duration of one year after 12th in any stream. The list of certificate courses:
  • Aviation and Hospitality Services
  • Hospitality Travel and Customer Service
  • Night Rating
  • Aviation Management
  • Air Hostess/Flight Purser
  • Aviation Hospitality & Travel Management
  • International Airlines and Travel Management
  • Private Pilot Training
  • Commercial Pilot Training
  • Air Ticketing & Tourism
  • Airport Ground Management
  • Air RT / Radio Flight Officer
  • International Air Cargo
  • Certificate Course in Fare Ticketing Virgin Atlantic/ GTMC Courses
  • Certificate Courses in Personality Development
  • Certificate in Aviation Security and Safety
  1. Diploma courses: Diploma courses are taken the duration of one year after 12th in any stream. The list of diploma courses:
  • Aviation and Hospitality Management
  • Air Hostess Training
  • Aviation Hospitality and Travel Management
  • Diploma in Professional Cabin Crew Services
  • Diploma in Professional Ground Staff Services
  • Diploma in Airport Management & Customer Care
  • Diploma in Airlines Management
  • Diploma in Airlines and Travel Management
  • Diploma in Ground handling And Cargo Management
  • Diploma in Hospitality, Travel and Customer Service
  • Diploma in Air Cargo Practices & Documentation
  • Diploma in Airport Ground Staff Training with On-job Training
  1. Degree courses: Degree courses are taken the duration of three years after 12th in any stream. The list of degree courses:
  • BBA (Aviation )
  • MBA (Aviation )
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Aviation and Hospitality Services
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Airport Ground Services
  • Post Graduate Diploma In Aviation, Hospitality, Travel & Customer Service

Top Colleges in India offer Air Hostess courses:

  • Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College of Aeronautics, Jaipur
  • Air Hostess Academy, Pune
  • Avalon Academy, Dehradun
  • Air Hostess Academy, Delhi
  • Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training, Delhi
  • Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training, Mumbai
  • Universal Airhostess Academy, Chennai


For the admission in air hostess programme, the candidate should have the following:

  • Age Limit: Candidate age limit within 17 years to 26 years.
  • Height: Minimum 5 ft and 2 inches with balanced weight.
  • Status (Martial): Unmarried (Not all airlines have this condition).
  • Eye Sight: Normal eyesight of 6/6 uncorrected in both eyes.
  • Language:Hindi, English and any other foreign languages.
  • Complexion: Clear complexion.
  • Other conditions: Medical Fit, Having Indian Passport.

Skills required to become an Air Hostess

  • Confident
  • Pleasant & friendly personality
  • Clear speech and voice
  • Team worker
  • Patience
  • Quick to find solutions
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Good appearance
  • Sense of Responsibility
  • Presence of mind and initiative
  • Positive attitude
  • Flexibility in working unusual hours
  • Team Working Skills
  • Proficiency in languages like Hindi, English and any other foreign languages will be an added advantage.


How i become an Air Hostess?

  • You can directly apply in different airlines which are advertise in national newspapers and other mass media.
  • If you are selected then the airline organizes a screening process in which your height and weight measurement is checked.
  • Then you have to appear for the entrance exam that is conducted by the airline.
  • After you clear the examination, a main interview is conducted in which your language fluency, voice, personality, communication skill, and reaction to adverse situations is assessed.
  • If you selected, then you are trained by airlines for six months.

Career & Jobs

To make career as Air Hostess, your personality in addition to education is very important.

An air hostess or cabin crew or flight steward is responsible to provide the welfare, comfort and safety to the travellers or passengers. They have to check the emergency arrangements before takeoff and landing the flight. They have also to check, whether the all facilities are properly adhered to the passengers.

In this career you will meet with the cine celebrities, business tycoons, stay in 5-star hotels and shop from the big malls of the world and moreover you will see the different cultures of the world.

As per the regulation no one air crew will fly more than 72 hours in a month. Means there is no work burden. It is a good industry to get the jobs and healthy salaries.

An Air Hostess can be later promoted as Senior Flight Attendant and then Head Attendant.


After the completion of this course, you can get the job opportunity in:

  • Indian Airlines
  • Air India
  • Alliance Air.
  • Sahara India
  • Jet Airways
  • Go Air
  • British Airways
  • Qantas Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Gulf Air
  • Singapore Airlines
  • United Air
  • Lufthansa
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Tata
  • Mahindra & Mahindra


It is a good field to get the handsome salaries. An air hostess can earn Rs. 16000 – 75000 in a month. If you are working with the domestic airlines, you may get around Rs. 16000 per month. If you are working with the international airlines like Indian airlines, you may earn up to Rs. 75000 per month.

Some of the international airlines offer more than 1 lakh or 2 lakh per month salaries to the senior air hostess. Salaries depend on the reputation of the airlines.

In addition to provide good salary package, some air lines also provides additional allowances, medical insurance, a retirement plan and discounts on flights and travel.

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  1. Arbaj khan says:

    क्या लडकौ को भी ऐयर हौस्ट मै नौकरी मीलती है ओर कैसे

  2. Waseem Ahmad says:

    Sir Kya air hostess job boys bhi kar sakte hai

  3. Vanshika says:

    Which course i have to do for air hostess….you described three methods…is all three compulsory to do…or we have to do one of them….i have completed my 12th now what i have to do for air hostess job/course?

  4. Rimjhim says:

    May l become an air hostess if my eye sight is very weak

  5. Sarmistha says:

    I’m now in class10 and my dream is to become an air hostess . What percentage is required for this course?? My height is 5.6 and have gud eyesight my weight is46kg can I apply after 12???

  6. Aayesha Ali says:

    My eye sight is little weak can i be an air hostress after this defect im 16 yrs old.😊

  7. preethi says:

    I going to complete my B.E degree in computer science department.Now I like to become a air hostess. can I? And I want to konw how long I need to study the course

    • Sayali says:

      I have given my 12th exam from arts stream. Can I do air hostess course ? And what should I do right now ? Where and for what should I take admission ?

  8. Nissi says:

    Am i eligible to become an air hostess after completion of Bsc biotechnology course ?

  9. meghana says:

    im having sight can i take up the air hostess corse?

  10. Bhuvana says:

    Can a B tech/mca qualified person apply

  11. Deepthi says:

    My height is little low than 5ft… Nd that’s my dream to become air hostess.. So can I apply??? Or there would be any restrictions over height??

  12. Ronika says:

    M 28 year old so m apply for air hostess course

  13. Vrunda says:

    Can I apply for Air hostess after 10th or can i do any aviation course to get job as Air hostess after 10th

  14. Ritika Gupta says:

    Can a bio student apply for airhostess with all this condition …I had passed 12 n my age 18, 5’3 n my eyesight is -1 n my English is good n I have gud percentage in 12…can i eligible

  15. divpreet kaur says:

    I’m divpreet i’ll be passing 12 next year .My height is5.3 inches & weight is 50kg .After completing my 12 next year can i apply to this job?As my eye sight is little bit weak.
    I’ll be waiting for ur positive reply.
    Thank you

    • Alok singh says:

      Yes u can,but u have enough time of preparation for air hostage. And after completing your 12th u can apply for diploma courses.

  16. Yashika manhar says:

    This is my dearm job and I wanna achieve that success but I just want perfect guidance nd I am in class 11

  17. Megha says:

    hi sir i waiting for my 12th result I’m 5ft 1inch & 50 kilo can i join to airlines ??????
    plz reply
    i hope for positive results

  18. Araina says:

    I’ve -5 lens power ,what can be done?

  19. Mayuri bagde says:

    Hello sir I am Mayuri bagde I’m studying in class 12 right now next year I will pass 12 my height is 5.9 and my weight is 48 kg my English is fluent but I can’t pronounce S properly but while I talk no one notices Can I apply for it Sir or mam? It will be kind of you if you answer me thank you!

  20. Harmanpreet says:

    I have -5.00 eyesight. Can i join?

  21. Murshana says:

    What happens if the candidate crosses 26 years during her job ?

  22. Rinku hazarika says:

    kitna % cahiye in 12th standard for appliying air hostess ??
    plz reply sir

  23. Alisha Khan says:

    I had just passed my height is 157 cm. I’m fit and also maintained. So many people suggested me for air hostess job. But i think my voice is not so clear. But no one can easily note it. I can’t pronounce s and r neetly. But it’s not so noticeable while m talking. Should i apply and try for this job?

    • Priya says:

      Hey sir/ma’am ,i am currently pursuing 12th ,n my age is 17 years,with height :5’10” & weight :45kg respectively ,so am i eligible for applying after my results in May 2018 ???

      • amandeep says:

        am currently pursuing 12th ,n my age is 17 years,with height :5’10” & weight :45kg respectively ,so am i eligible for applying after my results in May 2018

  24. Gaurii says:

    Does eyesight matters??

  25. Neeru says:

    Does eyesight matter in this course?

  26. priyanka keshri says:

    hii my height is 5 ft. can i apply for air hostess

  27. Mumal says:

    I’m Mumal Rajpurohit. I wanted to become an air hostess so can you please guide me that which field is suitable for this job. My height is 5.5 and weight is 50. Can I apply. I’ll be grateful if you answer. Thank you.

  28. Yasir says:

    Hii 12 paas out can I apply air hostess

  29. matilda says:

    I am 19 years completed school last year l want to be an air l goin to buy forms

  30. Kritika says:

    Hi! I’m in class 10 n I’m 5.6 and my weight is 63 also i have dusky complexion. Will i be able to join courses available for air hostess? Also I’m a bit shy.

  31. sunidhi says:

    Does skin tone matters???

  32. Pratishtha says:

    Is there scope for ones with a dusky complexion?

  33. Geeta patel says:

    If the age limit is till 26 then what after 26?

  34. krishna says:

    does % matter for taking admission in air hostess

  35. Urmila says:

    I am presently pursuing BCOM. I am in BCOM 3rd year.
    Can I apply for air hostess courses?
    How can I make a career as an air hostess?

  36. Wilfa says:

    Im a 10th student.. To go to the field of air hostess which subject should i take in 11th?

  37. Likha Minam says:

    My height is 5ft can I join Air hostess

  38. sayali says:

    I complete diploma in computer engineering after 10th can apply for airhostes

  39. sunehrii says:

    How to proceed further for becoming an air hostess after 12th examinations ( from commerce stream)?

  40. Vedprabha Singh says:

    My height is 5ft 6 inch and weight 70 kg. Am I eligible for the job?

  41. Rajani says:

    I want to join airline

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