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Air hostess jobs in India

For many young women from India fresh out of schools and colleges, air hostess job vacancies provide a career path like no other. There’s travel involved across the nation or the world, the salaries and additional perks are lucrative, and they get to meet a ton of people.

Now, you may ask why do they apply for air hostess jobs when there are other options out there?

Well, simply because aviation is an industry that is booming. Air travel has been extremely economical for most travellers over the years. With new airports opening up across the country and the existing being remodeled, the only direction the industry can move towards is forward. This progress and mega investment has had a direct impact on airlines' careers. Multiple air hostess job openings have been created as a result.

The abundance of air hostess jobs in India, crowds of applicants, the perks and benefits might all be good reasons for you to try out. But that doesn’t mean that this job is easy to get; neither is it a hornet’s nest. Since the reputation of the airlines — and the aviation industry at large — is at stake, you’ll be required to execute your duties flawlessly.

Also known as air stewardess (steward for men), cabin crew, flight attendant, or cabin attendant, an air hostess works with a variety of people and teams. She has to be well groomed, must dress smart at all times and mustn't have any visible tattoos or piercings. Some of the other responsibilities that an air hostesses in India or any place has to shoulder include:

  • Preparing flight reports
  • Serving refreshments and meals to passengers 
  • Demonstrating in-flight safety and emergency briefs
  • Guiding and greeting passengers to occupy their seats
  • Tending to passenger queries and requests during flight
  • Dispense emergency medical care and first aid to passengers 

Here’s a list of skills that an ideal air hostess must possess:

  • Patience
  • Confidence
  • Positive attitude
  • Teamwork ethics
  • Presence of mind
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Clear speech and voice
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Personality — pleasant and friendly 
  • Flexible with odd work hours and shifts
  • Good hygiene and well groomed appearance
  • Out-of-the-box thinking, critical thinking ability
  • Proficiency in languages like English, Hindi, and other foreign languages

Find latest air hostess job vacancies through Rocket

Tryouts for air hostess jobs in India are often conducted by airlines and aviation training institutes on a regular basis. For this reason, you need to stay on top of all the air hostess job alerts or risk missing out on the air hostess vacancy in India.

To help you land the air hostess opening that you have been waiting for, we’ve introduced a bunch of filters to narrow down your search. Here are the filters — which you can access by clicking on the ‘Filters’ button — that you must use while conducting your search:

  • Interview Type (Walk-in or Scheduled)
  • Location
  • Monthly salary
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Employment type (full-time, part-time, internship)
  • Job type (non-consultancy jobs or trusted jobs)
  • Gender
  • Company

How to apply for Air Hostess Job openings online?

To ensure that an air hostess aspirant applies to any job opening without having to go through a number of steps and procedures, we’ve simplified our application process. Here's how you can do it in just a few steps.

  • Register or Login to your Rocket profile
  • Search with relevant keywords. e.g. air hostess jobs, air stewardess jobs, etc. 
  • Select any of the filters to leave out the irrelevant jobs
  • Select the job from the filtered list
  • Read the job requirements and make sure you are eligible for the role
  • Click 'Apply'

Basic eligibility criteria & requirements to apply for an Air Hostess job

To be a stewardess in the aviation industry, the applicant has to possess a certificate, diploma, or a degree certificate. Here are the details of each.

A) Diploma Courses: for a duration of 1 year after 12th

Courses include:

  • Air Hostess Training
  • Diploma in Airlines Management
  • Aviation and Hospitality Management
  • Diploma in Airlines and Travel Management
  • Diploma in Professional Cabin Crew Services
  • Aviation Hospitality and Travel Management
  • Diploma in Professional Ground Staff Services
  • Diploma in Air Cargo Practices & Documentation
  • Diploma in Airport Management & Customer Care
  • Diploma in Hospitality, Travel and Customer Service
  • Diploma in Ground handling and Cargo Management
  • Diploma in Airport Ground Staff Training (with on-job training)

B) Certificate Courses: for a duration of 1 year after 12th

Courses include:

  • Night Rating
  • Private Pilot Training
  • Aviation Management
  • International Air Cargo
  • Air Ticketing & Tourism
  • Air Hostess or Flight Purser
  • Commercial Pilot Training
  • Air RT or Radio Flight Officer
  • Airport Ground Management
  • Aviation and Hospitality Services
  • Hospitality Travel and Customer Service
  • Certificate in Aviation Security and Safety
  • Aviation Hospitality and Travel Management
  • International Airlines and Travel Management
  • Certificate Courses in Personality Development
  • Certificate Course in Fare Ticketing ( Virgin Atlantic or GTMC Courses )

C) Degree courses: for a duration of 3 years after 12th

  • BBA in aviation
  • MBA in aviation
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Airport Ground Services
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Aviation and Hospitality Services
  • Post Graduate Diploma In Aviation, Hospitality, Travel and Customer Service

As for the eligibility, ideal candidates must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Age: 17-26 years
  • Height: 5 feet 2 inches (minimum); must be proportionate to weight
  • Marital Status: Unmarried (please note that this is not mandatory for not all airlines)
  • Eyesight: English, Hindi, and other foreign languages.
  • Others: Must possess valid Indian passport, must be medically fit, no pending criminal proceedings/charges, drug test etc.

Benefits of working as an Air Hostess

The salaries are the most lucrative of them all which attracts candidates to the industry. As an air hostess, you can earn anywhere between INR 16,000-75,000 per month. Usually, for beginners, the salary is set between INR 16,000-20,000 per month. This can of course rise with promotion and experience. An Air India stewardess, which is a government job, can earn up to INR 75,000.

However, if you go international and work for some leading airlines across the world, you may earn INR 1-2 lakh per month. Apart from the salary, air hostesses also get additional allowances such as medical insurance, life insurance, pension benefits, free travel and accommodation, and discounts on airfare and travel.

Get free Air Hostess job alerts

Did you know that you can register with Rocket to get free air hostess job alerts? Rocket provides free job-specific alerts, if you sign up as a subscriber. The subscribing process, which can be set up in an instant, can be done in the following way: 

  • Visit
  • Click on 'Create Job Alerts'
  • Fill up the form
  • Give relevant keywords such as 'air hostess', 'air stewardess', ‘cabin crew’ and so on in the ‘Add Keywords’ field
  • Click 'Subscribe'

Air Hostess Jobs - FAQs

1) Which institutes in India provide air hostess courses?

Here’s a list of some renowned institutes that offer courses:

  • Air Hostess Academy, Pune
  • Avalon Academy, Dehradun
  • Air Hostess Academy, Delhi
  • Universal Airhostess Academy, Chennai
  • Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training, Delhi
  • Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training, Mumbai
  • Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College of Aeronautics, Jaipur

2) Which domestic airlines in India hire candidates for air hostess jobs?

Here’s a list of some renowned airlines that hire:

  • Vistara
  • IndiGo
  • GoAir
  • SpiceJet
  • AirAsia India
  • Air India
  • Air India Express

3) Which international airlines in India hire candidates for air hostess jobs?

Here’s a list of some renowned airlines that hire:

  • Qatar Airways
  • Emirates
  • Etihad
  • Oman Air
  • Air Canada
  • Lufthansa
  • Qantas
  • Thai Airways
  • KLM
  • British Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Air Macau

4) Are domestic and international airlines the only ones who hire air hostesses?

No. Regional airlines and charter airlines also hire air hostesses.

5) What are the basic responsibilities of air hostesses?

The basic responsibilities span on-ground (before the flight), in-flight (during the flight) and landing (during and after landing). 

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