How to become Air-Hostess

How to become Air Hostess

Air hostess is one of the most glamorous and well-respected jobs globally. It is very popular, especially among young girls. It is seen as the most high-profile job in India as well as globally. With the rise in the aviation sector demand for Air -hostesses have increased tremendously.

 It has good pay and other perks and benefit. If you love traveling and are interested to meet new people, it is the best option for you.

Air-Hostess has to manage passenger along with other cabin work. You have to be calm with a smile while handling passengers. Sometimes it becomes very difficult to manage under a lot of stress.


Cabin Crew


  • If you love traveling then it is the best-suited career for you. You get to travel across country and globe, depending on your Airline you work for.
  • Salary is pretty good ranging from 25k to 75k, depending on your Airline and your seniority. As you become senior your salary also increases.
  • Along with a decent salary, you also get additional perks and benefits.
  • You meet different people and know a different culture.
  • Your overall personality increases


  • Sometimes working hours can be long and stressful.
  • Sometimes it becomes very difficult to manage people as sometimes people are very rude.
  • The career of Air-Hostess is very short as compared to other industries.
  • As you always travel so you get less time for your family.

Roles and Responsibility

  • Taking control of Cabin activity like an announcement, helping passengers to find their seats, teaching safety instructions to all passengers during every flight, announcement and another day to day activity of flight.
  • Ensuring the safety and comfort of passengers.
  • Ensuring all the safety measures are followed during or before the flight.
  • Helping passengers with their needs during the flight.
  • Working as cabin crew and helping passengers.
  • Helping pilot during every takeoff and landing and looking after his needs.
  • Giving medical and personal attention to the passenger during a flight in case of any emergency or distress condition.
  • Giving food and beverages during the flight to the passenger.

Quality and Skills Required for Becoming Air-Hostess

  • Decent Personality: You should have a good and decent personality. Good physical appearance or personality is always considered good in the Hospitality industry. A person with a good personality has always the maximum chance to get hired. You should be smart enough to look good and be presentable. However, this is not only the criteria.
  • Good Communication: Good communication is a must in Airline Industry as you have to communicate with the passengers on daily basis, so communication is by far the most important factor. Fluency in English communication is just as you get to talk to people from all over the world. You should be able to communicate with passengers and solve their queries without any hesitation.
  • Presence of Mind: Emergency can come at any time and in any form. So you should be prepared for any worst possible situation. It can be during the flight or before the flight. An emergency can be Medical or it may be technical. You should be prepared at any time and ready to help the passenger. Sometimes passengers are very rude and very much in-decent, in that scenario you should be smart enough to handle that kind of passengers. Your quick response can save the lives of many in times of emergency.
  • No Medical Condition – There should not be any serious health issues especially mental conditions. Eyesight should be normal.
  • Age Limit – Age should be between 17-26 depends on the institute policy. But most of the candidates are between these age groups only.
  • Work under Pressure – Sometimes flight hours can be very long and frustrating. In that situation, you should be able to keep calm and also help passengers. Due to some unavoidable conditions, flight hours can extend or get delayed. So in every situation, you should be prepared beforehand only.
  • Teamwork and Leadership Quality – Remember you are not working alone rather as a team. There would be more people working with you or around you. So here teamwork plays a major role. You should be able to work with your team in all conditions. Remember your leadership quality will only help you get forward in your profession. Especially in the airline industry leadership quality is very much considered.
  • Helping Nature – Remember you are working in the hospitality industry. So you should be always ready to help your passenger. Helping people is always apricated in the hospitality industry. Sometimes you need to put the preference of your passenger first before your own needs because they are very much dependent on you. People always like the person who is helping in nature and who are polite.
  • Marital Status: This is not a mandatory condition but most of the airline prefers un-married girls over married one. However, this requirement depends from airline to airline. But in general condition, un-married girls are preferred over married one.

Courses Available :

  • Certification Course – This can be done after passing class 10+2. These are short courses ranging from 6 months to 1 year.


Name of CourseDuration of the course
Air-Hostess Training

                     6 Month to 1 Year

International Airlines and Travel Management
Aviation and hospitality management
Night Rating
Hospitality, Travel and Customer Service
Personality Development


  • Diploma Course: This can be done after passing 10+2. If you can’t go for a 3-year degree course then you can opt for the 1-year diploma course.


Name of CourseDuration of 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
  • Degree Course: This is a 3-year course that can be done after 10+2 in any stream.
Name of CourseDuration of course
B.Sc. in Air Hostess training

                                       3 Years

B.Sc. Aviation
B.Sc. Aviation (graduates may become Air Hostess/Cabin Crew/Flight Attendant after training offered by the Airlines)
Bachelor of Hospitality and Travel Management (graduates may become Air Hostess/Cabin Crew/Flight Attendant after training offered by the Airlines)

Air Hostess Training Academy/Institute:

  • Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess
  • Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College of Aeronautics, Jaipur
  • Universal AviationAcademy, Chennai
  • Air Hostess Academy, Bangalore.
  • Air Hostess Academy, Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai.

These are a few renowned Air Hostess academies and training centers. Based on your feasibility you can join any one of these.

After completing your course you can join any Airline. Below is the list of few airlines which you can join.

Salary and other Benefits

The salary depends from airline to airline. But average salary can range from 20k to 80k or even higher. Domestic airlines generally pay less than a foreign career. But it may increase as you become more senior. Sometimes some foreign airline pays up to 125k to 150k to senior people.

With a good salary, you also get other benefits and perks like medical insurance and another benefit. You get to stay free everywhere you go along with food. You can also claim for transportation and other benefits provided by the company.

Male Air Hostess – Men can also become Air-Hostess as long as they fulfill all the criteria. Some airlines also men air hostess.

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