Friday, September 5, 2008

Eligibility/Admission requirements

A simple 10+2 pass certificate or a Graduation degree (preferably Hotel Management or Tourism) is required to get enrolled for a short term Air-Hostess Diploma course.

An Air-Hostess candidate must also be below 25 years of age and at least 154.5-157.5 cms tall.

Weight and height should be proportionate with good eyesight of 6/6 uncorrected vision in both eyes.

Many private institutes offer Air-Hostess training courses in big and small cities alike. Air Hostess Academy, New Delhi, Frank Finn Management Consultants, New Delhi and Free bird Aviation & Management Services, Kerala are some of the leading institutes that caters to Air-Hostess applicants.

Personality traits

Ideally, all Air-Hostess candidates are supposed to bear a pleasing personality with an attractive appearance. It is necessary to have a good degree of common sense along with lots of physical stamina to work in adverse conditions. An individual with friendly personality who works in a systematic approach with speed and efficiency is commonly preferred.

Job profile

An Air-Hostess carries out the entire day to day in-flight operations and duty hours may be odd at times. Normally, the duty hours are dependent on the flight timings and also upon the flight duration. The duty of an Air-Hostess begins with the arrival and welcoming of passengers, introducing safety procedures, providing food and drinks and also attending to needs of special passengers such as those who are sick and VIPs. An Air-Hostess also briefs passengers during critical situations, particularly arising with flights facing rough weather conditions.

Career prospects

A chosen career as an Air-Hostess is rejoicing and exciting. Apart from excellent perks and remuneration, it is full of wonderful trips to exciting destinations. An Air-Hostess may climb the career ladder to become Head Flight attendant and also move alternatively to Ground Staff services.


Air-Hostesses are paid according to experience. A fresher may earn anywhere between 16,000 and 30,000 Rupees. A Head Flight attendant may earn up to 70,000 Rupees in the domestic aviation sector. However, working with foreign airlines may prove to be lucrative. Reputed international airliners pay an average of nearly 1.5 Lac Rupees with senior Air-Hostesses getting above 3 Lac Rupees apart from lucrative perks and packages.

Top recruiters

An ideal Air-Hostess candidate possessing all the required personality traits and right communication skills may be recruited by top foreign and domestic airliners. In the domestic aviation sector, Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines lead among the private recruiters with Indian (Indian Airlines) as the leading public carrier. Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Qatar Airways, Fly Emirates are the top recruiters in the international airlines category.

For the list of institutes offering Air-Hostess training,

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