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Educational requirements for pursuing Air Hostess Training

To apply for the air hostess training, there are some set of eligibility criteria that need to be fulfilled. Check the educational qualification here:

·         To become an air hostess, the aspirant should have completed 10+2 education in any stream or an undergraduate degree in aviation

·         The minimum age limit for applying for the course is 17 years and the upper age limit is 26 years

·         The candidate should be a minimum of five foot and two inches tall in height

·         The candidate should be unmarried at the time of applying for the course

·         The candidate must have 6/6 vision

·         The candidate must be physically fit with a pleasing personality

Responsibility of An Air Hostess

An air hostess has multiple responsibilities on a plane. Air hostess generally 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.

Air Hostess Courses in India

There are three main types of Air Hostess courses available in India which are Certificate courses, Diploma courses and Degree courses. The course curriculum includes the management skills, emergency management, hospitality management, navigation skills, basic fundamental knowledge of aircraft and catering training.

·         Certificate Courses- Certificate courses can be pursued by the candidates after completing their 10+2 standard schooling. Some PG certificate courses also exist. The course duration and content may vary from one institute to another. Fast track certificate courses last for a period of 3 months. General certificate course lasts for a period of 6 months to 1 year.

·         Diploma Courses- Air Hostess diploma courses can be pursued right after 12th. There also exists some PG Diploma courses, which may be pursued after completing graduation. Diploma courses are also designed and crafted by individual institutes. The course duration may vary from one institute to another. The general course duration is 6- 12 months.

·         Degree Courses- Among all these three types of courses, the degree course pursued by the candidates in the aviation field holds the significant value. Typical degree course lasts for a period of 3 years. There also exists 2 years long special degree courses, which have been designed keeping the trade of air hostess and aviation hospitality in mind.

Type of Air Hostess/ Cabin Crew Courses We Offer:

Type of the programme

Name of the courses

Certificate Course

·         Air Hostess training (certification)

·         Cabin Crew/Flight Attendant (certification)

·         Flight Purser (certification)

·         Aviation Management and Hospitality (certification)

·         Aviation Customer Service (certification)

·         Airlines Hospitality (certification)

·         Hospitality and Air travel Management (certification)

·         Airline Passenger Service (certification)

·         Certificate Course in Travel and Tourism

There will be special training for initial screening followed by a written test, group discussion and personal interviews.


Career Scope and Job Prospects

Career scope for air hostesses is excellent as there is an increasing requirement for candidates who can serve as flight crew for different airlines and serve the customers. There are various domestic as well as international airlines that an air hostess can apply for depending on her skill set as well as experience in the industry. To become a successful air hostess, one has to have a pleasing personality and appropriate education. The field has a tremendous scope and is expected to grow at a steady pace with each passing year. The airline industry flourishes with the emergence of new airlines and massive investments.

Salary of an Air Hostess

Air hostess salary depends on a number of factors such as- type of airlines (Government operated/ Private/ Domestic/ International), work experience, profile of the institute (from which course has been pursued) etc. A career as an air hostess also pays you with an attractive work environment. They are paid upto Rs. 2 lakh a month if working with international airlines. The salary is between Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 45,000 with domestic airlines. With experience, the salary of an air hostess increases. After retiring, air hostesses may take up relevant ground duty jobs such as- ticketing, customer care, front desk operations etc. Apart from regular monthly salaries, they are also entitled to other perks such as discounts with flight tickets, retirement benefits, and medical insurance.

Top Recruiters

Indian Airlines

Air India

Alliance Air

Sahara India

Jet Airways

Go Air

British Airways

Singapore Airlines

Delta Airlines

Gulf Air

United Air


Cathay Pacific

Mahindra & Mahindra


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Air Hostess Training Courses in India: Eligibility, Admission & Jobs

Question: What qualifications do you need for cabin crew/ air hostess?


To be hired as a cabin crew/ air hostess, one needs to be minimum 17 years of age. Along with fulfilling the age limit criteria, aspirants need to be well-versed in English to be hired as cabin crew. Apart from this, fluency in any other language will be an added advantage. Candidates are hired as cabin crew once they complete 10+2 levels of education.

Question: Which is the best air hostess training course?


There are many courses to choose from. These include – Diploma courses, PG Diploma courses and Certification programs. Relevant Bachelor’s Degree courses include – Aviation, Hospitality and Hotel Management, Travel and Tourism Management.

Question: What is the duration of degree courses in airhostess training?


 The degree courses may range from a duration of two to three years depending on the course opted by the candidate.

Question: Can a candidate opt for diploma courses in cabin crew/air hostess?


Yes the candidates can pursue diploma courses after class 10+2. The diploma courses last for six to twelve months.

Question: What is the starting salary of an air hostess in domestic airlines?


Domestic airlines usually pay less. The starting salary is Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 35,000. The salary increases with years of experience and the skills acquired.




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