Becoming an Air Hostess is a promising career option for young, smart and extrovert women. It provides an exciting experience of visiting different places, interacting with people while flying high in the sky.
Many young girls opt for the career because of the exciting experience of flying, visiting different places, interacting with different kinds of people on board and for the very attractive pay package.
The air hostess is known as the first person to welcome a passenger, her welcoming smile and greeting acknowledge every passenger.
Liberalisation of air policies have increased the private operation of air services and this has created immense job opportunities in this field. Even though this career gives exciting experience, it is not as easy as it seems.
There are some training institutes across India offers various training programmes to become air hostess. The foremost requirement for any candidate would be to have good looks and to be in good health. This is a highly demanding job which requires lot of patience and involves odd duty hours.
Who can apply:
- Age limit: 18 to 25
- Candidates who have passed 10+2 examination or any bachelor degree are eligible to apply.
- For a female air hostess - A minimum height of 157.5 centimeters with weight proportionate to the height would be a must.
- Further, one must be unmarried with normal eyesight of 6/6 uncorrected vision in each eye.
- Fluency in English, Hindi, and knowledge of an international language is an added advantage.
- A flight purser, male counterpart of the air hostess, has to be a graduate (below 26 years of age), and have a minimum height of 163 cm with proportionate weight.
With increasing privatisation and foreign collaboration every day, the future is bright for an air hostess. Most airline offices are looking to increase their fleet and there is a demand for air hostesses. They can find employment with privately owned domestic and international airlines such as Sahara, Singapore Airlines, Jet Airways etc and government air services like Air India and Indian Airlines.
It depends on the airlines you are working for; in India Air Hostesses with lesser experience or freshers would get Rs 16,000/- to Rs 25,000/- per month and experienced candidates may expect to earn Rs 75,000/- approx per month or more. On the other hand, foreign airlines would offer salary ranging from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh per month.
Also read: How to become a Pilot?
Top training institutes in India:
- Air Hostess Academy (AHA), Bangalore
- Air Hostess Academy (AHA), Chandigarh
- Air Hostess Academy (AHA), Delhi
- Air Hostess Academy (AHA), Mumbai
- Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training, Mumbai
- Kingfisher Training Academy, Mumbai
- Universal Aviation Academy, Chennai