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How to Become an Air Hostess?

Air Hostess Courses by Employment NewsThe fast growing aviation sector is also on the front line of creating many job opportunities to the aspirants. Based on the increase of travelers and the number of flights increasing in the same proportion are creating lot of human resource jobs right from the pilot to the ticket counter staff in the airlines. One role that is pretty important in the human resource jobs in the airlines is the Air Hostess who can actually start their career with a five figure salary.

Focus on Air Hostess career

Attractive personality and the ability to convince others are the main requirements to find a job as Air Hostess and fly away in the sky. The main job responsibilities of air hostess are to make the passengers feel comfortable in their journey by checking out their needs and giving them the best hospitality services that enhances the reputation of their airlines company.

How to get the Air Hostess job?

By taking professional training for the air hostess job, one can start their career as an Air Hostess.  However while taking the training there are some prerequisites that need to be fulfilled by the candidates. Those are...

Eligibility for Air Hostess Career

Only unmarried women are eligible for the job.
Education: intermediate/ 10+2 or equivalent
Fluency in English and Hindi
Age limit: 19 years to 24/25 years
Height: minimum 154.5 to 157.5 cms
Appropriate weight to the height and also a good eye sight.

Key skills required for Air Hostess:

The major skills required for the women who wish to become Air Hostess are to have patience and smartness. Usually these skills are imparted in the candidates during their training period in the institutes. Along with this one should have fluency in their mother tongue, English and also a hold on any other foreign language which shall surely enhance their chances of finding the job. Similarly those who would like to settle down in the air hostess career should maintain their physique according to the set standards. They should take care to maintain their fitness throughout their job as looking attractive is essential in this job else one may have to move to the ground crew jobs instead of being an air hostess traveling in flights.

Job Opportunities:

Those who have trained in reputed and recognized institutes surely can expect a red carpet welcome from the airlines companies. According to the present survey, in the coming decade our flights are going to increase in heaps and bounds. In this scenario, there would also be lot of demand for the air hostess. Already many airline companies are making agreements with reputed training institutes and taking the candidates into Air Hostess jobs as and when they have completed their training. Those who have knowledge in any other foreign language shall be given priority during recruitment.

Career Growth:

Just like in other careers there are also many chances to grow in the Air Hostess career in this sector. In this career one can reach to positions like air hostess, senior air hostess, senior flight attendant, head attendant and so on. Based on one’s ability and potential their services may also be used in other sections in the same field.

Top Recruits:

Jet Airways
Spice Jet
Indigo Airlines
Indian Airlines

Salaries of Air Hostesses:

The pay packages are very attractive. However the salaries vary depending on the airlines one is working for. In the international airlines one can get a starting salary of not less than Rs 50,000 per month. In the domestic airlines one can expect salaries starting from Rs 25,000 to Rs 45,000 per month. In the senior designation one can earn up to 3 lakhs per month in the international airlines and this would be around fifty five to seventy five thousand in the domestic airlines companies.

Air Hostess Courses:

Regarding the Air Hostess training there are various short term, long term and diploma courses available across the country. In these courses the major training shall be given on hospitality. However, to join in these courses one can check out the institutes run by the private sectors. Admissions into these institutes are conducted based on the screening test, written test, group discussion or personal interviews. The institutes offering Air Hostess training in the country are as follows…

Air Hostess Academy – New Delhi
Course: Aviation and Hospitality Management Diploma
Duration: 1 year

Frankfinn Institute Of Air Hostess Training, Air Hostess Academy

Course: Diploma in Aviation, Hospitality and Travel Management
Duration: 1 year
Website: www.frankfinn.com

Aptech Aviation Hospitality Academy – Hyderabad


All India Institute of Aeronautics

Course: Cabin Crew Training
Duration: 6 months

Asia-Pacific Institute of Management- Ahmedabad

Course: Air Hostess / Flight Steward Training
Duration:   1 year

Flying Cats – Chennai

Course: Diploma in Air Hostess and Ground Handling
Duration: 1 year


High fees:

Air Hostess training course fees are a bit high but the institutes offering these courses arrange for a bank loan to the candidates to join in the course. The loans have to be paid back once the candidates join the jobs and start earning their salaries.

Higher education:

Candidates who have taken Air Hostess training in the private institute based on their intermediate qualification can further enhance their academic qualifications through various opportunities. Mainly they can get the IATA certificates. Similarly those Air Hostesses who wish to transfer their job responsibilities from the cabin crew to the ground crew can join in hospitality and ground handling courses that are available in plenty.

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