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Air Hostess Jobs - Job Prospects, Requirements and Salary

Dec 30th 2015 at 9:03 PM

Air hostess jobs involve catering to the needs and demands of passengers on flights. It is regarded as one of the most in-demand and glamorous professions in India, especially in cities like Noida, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata and Gurgaon. But it involves many responsibilities and a lot of skills and qualifications on the part of candidates. Men who choose this profession are referred to as Stewards.

Eligibility Criteria

    Candidates should be unmarried
    Should be at least 12 pass
    Fair complexion
    Pleasing personality
    Normal uncorrected eyesight of 6/6 (both eyes)
    Need to have a height of at least 157.5 centimeters
    Age should be between 18 and 25 years
    Expertise in communicating in Hindi and English. Knowledge of one or more foreign languages is an added advantage.

Candidates are also generally expected to be unmarried, although some airlines are not strict with this rule.

Jobs Prospects for an Air Hostess

From the post of an Air Hostess jobs in Delhi, a professional can get promotion as Senior Flight Attendant. Ultimately, they can become Head Attendant. On and average, the career span of an air hostess ranges between 8 and 10 years. Professionals can later move to ground duties, which consist of working at the management level, ground hostess, training air hostesses and working as Check hostess.

Training Programs and Courses

Interested candidates for Air Hostess Jobs in cities like Mumbai and Kolkata can get enrolled in degree, diploma and certificate programs in many training institutes in India such as Rai University, Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training, Indian Institute of Aircraft Engineering, Livewel Academy and Air Hostess Academy. On successful completion of course, jobs can be bagged in reputed airlines such as Air India, Indian Airlines, Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines.

Once the screening process is over, applicants are called for written exams by airlines companies. Objective type questions are included in exams. After passing the exam successfully, candidates have to go through a training program for 3 months. Emergency evacuation system, art of conversation, passenger psychology, emergency demonstration, hygiene, grooming, safety and first aid are some of the things candidates are trained in.

Salary and Payments

The salary of an air hostess depends on which airline company a candidate is going for. The payment in international airlines is greater than domestic airlines. In domestic airlines, air hostesses in senior positions can get between 50,000 and 75,000 INR. Freshers in domestic airlines can get a starting pay of around 25,000 INR and the salary is in the range of 16,000 - 75,000 INR. In international airlines, air hostesses can get a remuneration of 1,00,000 to 2,00,000 USD in senior positions.

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