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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    Hello sir…
    I am Priyanka . My age is 21 . I’m BCA final year student. My height is 5 feet 3 inch. Am i eligible for this?

  2. Bandana says:

    I completed my BSc nursing course . I am 5 feet 4 inches tall can I apply for air hostess?

  3. Swetha says:

    I am doing tenth now I will finish it by March 2017 I want to become an air hostess I know only English and Tamil can I apply for air hostess after the 12th?

  4. Pooja nayar says:

    HELLO!I have completed bcs my age is 20 may i apply to airhostes but me hegiht is 5 feet should iam eligible for that?

  5. nabanita says:

    sir, i m studying diploma engineer final year now branch CST. iknw english ,hindi & bengali …
    my height 5 ft & weight 38 can i apply this job… pls tell me …

  6. Namira khan says:

    Hie sir I’m a student of B.a first year
    I became an air hostess my height is 5 ft. 4 inch kya m apply kr skti hu

  7. hey i m vaibhavi says:

    Hey I m vaibhavi, and I want to apply for air hostess had passed my 12 th this year my height is 5feet 4 inches my weight is 47 can I apply for it

  8. Pratima Bhargava says:

    Hello sir
    I m pratima
    My age is 17 n m frm height is 5.2 inch.

  9. alisha gautam says:

    Im alisha
    My hight is 5feet 6inch and my weight is around 47 … Am I eligible for this course??

  10. shagufta khan says:

    Hello sir
    I m 17 years old i become a air hostage my height is 5 feet

  11. Niveditha says:

    Hello sir!
    I want to take air hostess as my profession ,my height is 161.5cm

  12. Gaurav says:

    Sir I m gaurav and from Himachal Pradesh and i passed +2 previous year and
    My height 169cm so can i do it????

  13. Sneha says:

    My height is 5feet and I’m in 11 I can be authored??.

  14. Tani says:

    I have pimples can i be air hostess

  15. Nandini says:

    hello sir! I am 19 and I know hindi english and german language but my skin is not clear I have pimples on my face. Am I eligible for this course?

  16. Pooja says:

    Hello… around 22 now…this year my degree (BE in Comp course) will be complete,,,, nd i want to be an air hostess…..m i eligible?? And what is the name of entrance exam for air hostess nd wen will it be held.??

    • Hanif Khan says:

      Eligible. And there is no such entrance exam for air hostess. You must be eligible only and try to any airlines on announcement of this job.

  17. Dhwani says:

    Sir i have a tatoo on my shoulder so is it okayy?m i eligible???

  18. Pooja says:

    Hello… around 22 now…this year my degree (BCA course) will be complete,,,, nd i want to be an air hostess…..m i eligible?? And what is the name of entrance exam for air hostess nd wen will it be held.??

  19. Nisha Haseeb says:

    Hello sir…I’m a student of BBA 2nd year. My height is 5.3. M I eligible for this course?

  20. shroti says:

    hello sir,
    im 12th student of science stream,interested in being a hostess.
    i want to settle in abroad and not in india .
    how can i go there ?
    im 5 feet 7 inches and is of 56 kg .
    im i eligible ?

  21. ireen says:

    I have completed 12th and i am 18 now. My height is 156cm and weight is 45. Am i eligible for this course?

  22. mansi says:

    Hey I am in 11th from jnv mrt. My height is 5feet6inch nd weight is 48kg .I am good in sports,ncc,guiding also,,I want to be a airhostess…….
    Plzzz tell me,it will be possible for me?????

  23. Samreet says:

    Hey… M doing 12 this year.. M frm punjab.. My height is approx. 5feet3inch…bt weight is 40 . Underweight.. So am i eligible for ingernational airlines?

  24. Meghana says:

    im 5’3 and graduate this year,my age is 21…my weight is 60kg and i use specs,will i be able to apply for this…if s…then is the training given nearer to the cities like bangalore

  25. i am in b.a 1st year can i will be an air hostess says:

    I am 18 years old and i m in b.a.1styear can i be an airhostess my height is 5 feet

  26. RIMPA DEY says:

    Hlw sir I’m Rimpa Dey from bongaon nd also I’m a fresher and pass my hs exam with fast class marks….i need this job in air hostage…I’m 18 years old…..plz tell me am i perfect for this job?

  27. shaikh ummehanie says:

    i m still doing B.SC AND B.ED
    bt still i have a dream to become an airhostess so …plzz
    tell me it will pe possible or not……?????
    plz give a solution..

  28. Himanshi says:

    I use spectacles n my power is too high but I use contact lenses m I applicable fr this job

  29. Garima thakur says:

    I have done 12th I’m eligible for this job

  30. Payal Shinde says:

    I will complete 12th in coming feb 2018 and I know English, Hindi and marathi language can I apply for air hostess.

  31. Rajashri bondre says:

    I complited degree(B.A), in june 2017.i have a diploma of D.T.Ed. Can i do this job? And how?

  32. P.HIMA BINDU says:

    im studying my btech final year now. I know only english and telugu can i apply to this job

  33. Vishal says:

    I have done 12 class

  34. samim siddika says:

    I am around 20now..I will complete my digree this year. My height is 5feet I eligible for international airline..??

  35. sakib rahman says:

    Iam around 20 now ..i will complet my degree this year..will i get more prioity in this field if i had degree also?or same as the +2 candidate? Can i get into international airlines?

  36. Anindita says:

    i use specs..will i be able to apply for this??

  37. Dipali says:

    How to apply directly to the airlines

  38. Ananya says:

    I use specs !! Will I be able to able to apply for this.

  39. Your Name... says:

    My height is 5feet. Am I eligible for this course?

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