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Airport Jobs 2020

Explore airport job openings in India now, Apply to posts under AAI recruitment 2020-21 and Air India recruitment 2020-21. You can also check the eligibility criteria for airport recruitment 2020, the selection process for airport job vacancy, deadline and fee for application, interview and more.

Air travel has transformed over the years. What used to be a luxury for the privileged class and the uber-rich in yesteryears, is now an affordable and a time-saving mode of travel for all. With the introduction of private players, the inflated airline industry witnessed a spike in the number of passengers travelling for business or pleasure and the movement of freight from one point to another in a matter of hours. 

With more people travelling and companies leveraging the airlines for business purposes, the development of airports and aviation elements picked up. And this led to the creation of airport jobs for individuals. The trend is set to continue, with existing airports either being upgraded to improve and decongest air traffic, or new ones being built quickly across India to improve connectivity. As such, there is a need for manpower to fill the void created by the redevelopment of the airline industry.

In the government sector, there are primarily two ways that can help you get an airport job — through the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Air India. Below, we discuss some of the airport job openings provided by both on Waah Jobs.     

Airport Authority of India Career Options

Before you come to know about the different AAI jobs, here’s a little sneak peek into what AAI stands for and its functions.

The Airport Authority of India is a statutory body functioning under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India. It is responsible for the development and upkeep of the civil aviation infrastructure of India. 

The following are some sought-after airport jobs under AAI:

  • AAI Consultant Jobs in Land Management

These are jobs for retired persons who are either retired Tehsildars or Land Revenue officers in their respective states.  In this role, an applicant must liaise with the State or Central government regarding matters involving estate and revenue, municipality or corporation, land issues, and so on. You will also have to submit your findings and observations as a report to the airport director.

As for the rest of the eligibility criteria, you must also not be more than 65 years old, must possess a graduate degree in any discipline and be able to communicate effectively in English, Hindi, and the common language of the state you’re designated.

Other mandatory requirements to qualify include:

  1. Experience totalling 10 years in relevant field
  2. Should be medically fit
  3. Should be cleared of vigilance or unlawful activity (supporting documents required from the Department of the State Government)   
  • (Electronics) Assistant Airport Jobs under AAI

As evident from the heading, this job role dictates the functioning, management, and repair of electrical and electronic equipment used by AAI.

To qualify, you must be aged between 18-30 years and hold a 3-year Diploma in Electronics & Telecommunication with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience in your field. 

The selection process consists of a Computer-based examination and verification of all your personal and educational documents.

  • AAI Apprenticeship Recruitment 2020-21

As an apprentice, your field of work will be designated on the basis of the qualification you possess. Now, there are three levels (or apprenticeship) types as per your qualification:

  1. Apprenticeship for Graduates
  2. Diploma Apprenticeship
  3. ITI apprentice

To qualify as a graduate apprentice, you must possess a full-time, 4-year degree in an Engineering stream from a recognized college/university.

    For Diploma apprentice, a 3-year diploma in the required stream recognized by AICTE.

    For ITI, 10th pass certificate with ITI in relevant trade.

Other requirements for eligibility that must be satisfied in order to qualify for this role include:

  • Proof of Indian Nationality (or region where employment occurs)

A big sigh of relief here for candidates as there is usually no written examination to qualify. However, candidates must not be more than 26 years old and will be chosen on merit, post which shortlisted candidates are interviewed. 

  • AAI Manager Jobs and Junior Executives

This is one area where the Airports Authority of India recruits in numbers. You can join up as a Manager or Junior Executives in fields such as finance jobs, technical jobs, fire services jobs, electrical engineering jobs, civil engineering jobs, air traffic control jobs, HR jobs, airport operations jobs, official language jobs and more.

As for the age limit, for manager-level candidates, it is usually set at a max of 32 years, whereas it’s 27 years (max) for Junior Executives.

Candidates must possess a B.E. / B. Tech or a Graduate or a postgraduate degree in the relevant field.

The selection process consists of a written examination. Based on the performance, you will be called for any or all of the following:

  1. Interview
  2. Physical / Medical Test
  3. Voice Test
  4. Verification of documents

Air India Recruitment 2020-21  

What’s most important to understand is that people usually get confused between Indian Airlines and Air India. To put things in perspective, both were separate entities under the Ministry of Civil Aviation. While Air India majorly operated airlines on international routes, Indian airlines functioned for domestic travel and some countries in Asia.

As of today, both have merged and are now officially called Air India. 

Now, a little about Air India. It is owned by Air India Limited and headquartered at New Delhi, with Indira Gandhi International Airport (New Delhi) serving as it’s the primary hub. It has a market share of 18.6%, making it the largest international carrier based out of India and consists of a fleet of Boeing and Airbus carriers serving  94 domestic and international destinations.

Here are some airport jobs offered by Air India Limited in India:

  • Miscellaneous Airport Jobs

Air India also conducts massive drives to hire a large number of candidates across multiple locations for roles such as Officers, Agents, Managers, Junior Executives, and Assistants.

The age and educational criteria depend on the role you’re interested in. Here’s a look at one.

Job Role

Maximum Age

Educational Qualification Criteria

Customer Agent

28 years


Senior Customer Agent

30 years


Manager – Finance

28 years

Chartered Accountant

Officer – Accounts

30 years

MBA or Cost Management Accounting (CMA)

Assistant – Accounts

28 years


Duty Manager – Ramp   

55 years


Duty Officer – Ramp

50 years


Junior Executive – (Technical)

28 years


Junior Executive (Pax)   

35 years


Junior Executive HR and Administration   

35 years


Para Medical Agent – cum – Cabin Services Agent

30 years


  • Co-Pilot Jobs

Both airport and government jobs have a similarity — good pay. Now, combine both and you’re looking at some of the best-paying jobs in the country. 

And for a co-pilot job, the salary and perks are exorbitant. But, do remember that since this is a government job, that too with a limited number of openings, there is a reservation-based quota.

Moreover, here are the other details about such an airport job / the criteria that must be met by the candidates: 

Education: 12th Pass with Physics and Maths from a recognized board or university

Age: Candidate must be 45 years (max)

Age Relaxation: 5 years for SC/ST; 3 years for OBC

Qualifying candidates must clear the Simulator Proficiency Assessment Check (SPAC) and interview.

  • AASL Jobs

AASL or Airline Allied Services Limited is a PSU under Air India Limited that provides air transport services. Under AASL, the following vacancies/roles appear from time-to-time depending on the location:

  • Senior Manager for Production Planning Control under Engineering division
  • Senior Manager of the Crew Management System   
  • Synthetic Flight Instructor jobs   
  • Deputy Chief Financial Officer   
  • AGM Security jobs
  • Slot Officer
  • AGM of Operations Training   
  • Station Managers
  • Senior Manager for Operations Control Center
  • Senior Manager for  Finance
  • Chief of In-Flight Services for Cabin Safety   
  • Manager of  Finance   
  • Flight Dispatcher   
  • Security Supervisor jobs
  • Operations Control   
  • Manager of Operations Administration   
  • Crew Controller jobs   

With air travel and transport poised for more growth, and the Central Government carrying on developmental works year in, year out the future of airport jobs looks bright. Keep watching this space for more government airport jobs under AAI, Air India, and AASL. You can also check private airport jobs and airline jobs on Waah Jobs for more recruitment options in the aviation industry. 

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Airport Jobs - FAQs

1) What kinds of jobs can one undertake in the Indian aviation industry? 

The Indian aviation industry offers a variety of job roles for candidates, depending on the qualification and experience. Some roles require candidates to hold a high level of education and technical expertise whereas others demand basic educational qualification such as a high school diploma and the willingness to learn on the job. Some of the jobs in the aviation industry include pilot jobs, airline jobs, ground support jobs, airport jobs, and central or state aviation jobs.

As mentioned earlier some roles require top-notch degrees from premier institutes, years of experience, and diplomas from training institutes. A commercial airline pilot job is one such role that only seeks out candidates possessing technical expertise and high-level education. Having said that, if you’re looking for jobs in airport concessions, driving, and handling equipment, the eligibility criteria — in terms of experience and education — is low. With the aviation industry poised for expansion and growth in the future, experts predict that there will be a massive requirement for candidates in the air traffic controller and airport security roles.

2) What is the compensation (salary) offered to candidates by the aviation industry? 

The earning potential in the aviation industry depends on the role that you take up. There are many job roles offered by the industry for which you can apply. But your selection will depend on the eligibility criteria for the role, work experience, and performance in the selection process.

3) Where (which city) can one find maximum job opportunities offered by the aviation industry? 

As you already know, aviation is an industry that has witnessed massive growth in the last few decades. Every major city (Tier-I) in India has an airport. In fact, such has been the growth of the industry that you can find airports even in Tier-I and Tier-II cities. Going by this trend, one cannot rule out the possibility of airports opening in Tier-III cities in the future. 

And that’s not all. Airports are always redeveloped to accommodate more air traffic. With so much happening in the industry, job creation — in huge numbers — is a natural outcome. Since airports today are scattered across the nation, you can find a job anywhere. However, jobs are aplenty in cities such as Bangalore, New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad where corporate headquarters are located. 

Furthermore, certain hub cities are picked by international and local airlines where their support and marketing staff are located.

4) How can a job seeker get an air traffic controller job?

The aviation industry is growing by leaps and bounds. As such, there is already a shortage of manpower, including air traffic controllers. In fact, industry experts predict that the need for air traffic controllers will grow year-on-year. 

So, what is it that you will need to make the cut? Work experience in the same field will be preferred but isn’t mandatory. Having said that, you will need to possess a Bachelor’s degree and work experience of 3-4 years in any field. In fact, you might have a slight advantage over the rest of the candidates if you have a military background.

Apart from that, you will have to be an Indian citizen and possess impeccable communication skills in the English language. Age must be below 31 years and you must have excellent vision and hearing abilities. For the air traffic controller role, there will be a preliminary exam and a drug test which you must pass.

5) Will candidates undergo any training on safety and emergency protocol during employment? 

Employees working in the airline industry will be trained. They go through extensive training modules on operations and safety training as soon as they’re hired. And that’s not where it stops. Once hired and trained, they will have to undergo mandatory training at periodic intervals. 

The airline industry swears by security and safety. Crew morale, employee productivity can take a hit if workers and passengers are injured or any equipment or cargo is damaged during transit. Moreover, lawsuits can be filed by parties against the airlines or the authority. To ensure that none of this happens, training is provided on a regular basis. Undergoing routine emergency drills are also a part of the job in any role.

6) Are there any mandatory checks that a candidate has to go through when entering employment with the Airports Authority of India (AAI)?

Employees who are successfully drafted into the Airports Authority of India (AAI) are mandatorily required to provide a 5-year employer reference history. Keep in mind that details of your employment with the last employer has to be included in the reference history.  

Some job roles might also require you to provide police verification to ensure a clean criminal record. Counter-terrorism checks might also be asked. The sourcing team will be in touch with you if any such checks are needed. These checks are in place to comply with the AAI regulations.

7) What is the number of vacancies present as of now under AAI Recruitment 2020?

To get this information, you will have to visit this page on a regular basis as any recruitment notifications released by the AAI are updated here instantly. Alternatively, you can also visit the AAI careers and recruitment page to know more about any present and upcoming recruitment drives.

8) Currently, what is the last date for the submission of online applications for Junior Executive posts under AAI Recruitment 2020? 

As per the notification released by AAI, the online application window for the Junior Executive post opened on 3rd August 2020. The last date for online applications is 2nd September 2020. Schedule for the verification of documents will be declared on the AAI website.

9) Can you tell me more about the selection process for the AAI Jr Executive Post?

Candidates who are interested in the AAI Jr Executive post will be shortlisted based on their GATE scores of 2019. 

10) What is the compensation provided to a candidate in the AAI Junior Executive role?

According to the AAI notification, the remuneration provided to an employee in the Junior Executive role will have a pay scale of INR 40000-3%-140000 (E-1). The CTC or the annual salary of an AAI Junior Executive will be approximately INR 11 lakh. The remuneration, of course, will also include various other perks and allowances.  

11) Does the Airports Authority of India Does (AAI) shortlist candidates based on GATE scores?

Yes. Only those candidates who possess valid GATE 2019 scores are eligible to apply for AAI Recruitment through Gate. Candidates who possess a BAchelor’s degree in Electrical, Electronics, and Civil Engineering can appear in the recruitment drive conducted by AAI through GATE.

12) What is the preliminary recruitment criteria set by the AAI?

As you already know by now, you must possess a Bachelor’s degree and a valid GATE score. Leaving GATE aside, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) also conducts an examination on a national level, which is of a slightly lower difficulty than GATE. So, you have only two options to qualify — either possess a valid GATE score or qualify in the national-level exam conducted by the AAI. 

13) What is the employee remuneration provided by the AAI? 

The remuneration depends on the designation and various other criteria. But to give you an example, entry-level candidates who are selected — on the basis of GATE scores — for the Junior Executive role get a monthly remuneration amounting to approximately INR 66,000. However, employees stand to receive this monthly compensation only if they have successfully completed their probation.

14) Would an AAI job be considered as a government job?

The Airport Authority of India is a statutory body functioning under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India. It is responsible for the development and upkeep of the civil aviation infrastructure of India. So, yes, an AAI job is a government job. 

15) Is the AAI recruiting candidates in 2020?

Yes, they have been recruiting candidates for various roles; case in point: AAI Junior Executive.   As mentioned earlier, you can keep a track of AAI jobs on this page or on the official AAI portal.

16) Is the Airports Authority of India a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU)?

Yes. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is a Mini Ratna Public Sector Unit (PSU) under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India.

17) How often does the Airports Authority of India (AAI) recruit?

According to the information provided on the AAI portal, the current AAI workforce is approximately 18,500 strong. Having said that, they conduct recruitment drives for various posts and across all levels. Several recruitment drives for entry-level and experienced are held every year.

18) What are the primary functions of the Airports Authority of India (AAI)?

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) was formally conferred with the Miniratna Category 1 PSE status by the Government of India in February 2009. Although a PSU, the AAI — created by Airports Authority of India Act, 1994 — is a statutory body under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India. 

Upgrading, creating, managing, and maintaining civil aviation infrastructure in India are the primary responsibilities (functions) of the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

19) What does AASL stand for?

Airline Allied Services Limited is the full form of AASL.

20) What are the various posts (job roles) under AASL?

There are plenty. Chief Executive Officer, AGM Security jobs, Station Managers, Chief of In-Flight Services for Cabin Safety, Security Supervisor jobs are just some of the roles available under AASL. This portal will show all vacancies under AASL. Since the AASL is a subsidiary of Air India, you can also visit the Air India Careers page to know more about the current and upcoming AASL recruitment drives.

21) What are the steps I must follow to join AASL?

If you’re not sure about the job vacancy, you can always check them out on this page. The other way way to know about the open positions is by visiting the official AASL careers and recruitment portal. Once you have checked the details mentioned in the official notification, focus your attention on the eligibility criteria — this will be mentioned in the official notification. 

Keep in mind that you can only apply to the position if you meet the eligibility criteria. If you do, fill the application form (either online or offline — will be mentioned in the notification PDF), complete the payment, and submit the final form. After receiving your application, AASL will then shortlist all eligible candidates and inform them about the selection process. You will only be hired on the basis of your performance or scores in the selection process.

Details about the selection process, eligibility criteria will be provided in the latest notification that can be found here on Waah Jobs or on the official Air India website.

22) What is the age limit for AASL Co-pilot?

As per the official notification, 45 years is the age cutoff for candidates in the General and Unreserved categories. The upper age limit for candidates belonging to ST and SC categories is relaxed by 5 years. For OBC candidates, the upper age relaxation is 3 years. 

The cutoffs are subject to change as per the notification released by the hiring authorities. Please check the latest notifications pertaining to this job role or any other before applying.

23) What is the application fee for AASL Co-pilot? 

As per the official notification, candidates belonging to SC, ST categories and Ex-servicemen do not have to pay any application fee. However, General, Unreserved, and OBC candidates have to pay INR 1,500 as the application fee. 

The examination (application) fee has to be paid through a demand draft, payable at NEW Delhi, in favour of AIRLINE ALLIED SERVICES LIMITED.

24) What are the technical qualifications for First Officer and Senior First Officer?

According to the notification released on the Air India portal, First Officer must be a CPL holder with rating on ATR 72-600 / 72-500.

On the other hand, Senior First Officer must be rated on ATR 72-600 / 72-500, must be a valid APTL holder and possess a minimum of 1500 flying hours on the ATR family (category of aircraft) as a co-pilot.

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