Air Hostess/Steward

In the current scenario, the Aviation Industry is mushrooming. Air Hostess/Steward is one of the most sought after careers among the youth. Many young people opt for air hostess/steward as a career option because of the exciting flying experience, visiting different places, interacting with various people on board, and very attractive pay packages. An air hostess or cabin crew, or flight steward is responsible for providing welfare, comfort and safety to the passengers. They have to check the emergency arrangements before takeoff and landing the flight and to look at whether all the facilities have properly adhered to the passengers.

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Course Eligibility Duration
Certificate Course 10+2 (Any Stream) 1 year
Diploma Course 10+2 (Any Stream) 1 year
Undergraduate Degree Course 10+2 (Any Stream) 3 years
Post Graduate Degree Course Graduation 2 years

For the admission in air hostess program, the candidate should have the following:

  • Age should be less than 26
  • Minimum height 5”2’
  • Unmarried at the time of application
  • Vision: Normal eyesight or corrected to 6/6 in both the eyes
  • English language proficiency
  • Medically fit
  • Pleasing personality

Entrance Exam    

No entrance examination for Diploma and Certificate courses.

Under-graduate Entrance:

National Level Entrance test

  • As per the university/center

State Level Common Entrance Test

  • As per the university/center

Post-graduate Entrance:

  • As per the university/center


Depending on the type of institute/quota/degree, fees can range from INR fifty thousand to INR one-and-a-half lakhs per year.

Skills Required   

  • Pleasant, Polite, Patience and friendly personality

  • Basic numeracy to balance accounts and deal with a variety of currencies on flight

  • Problem solver, punctual and a team player

  • Clear, polite, pleasant and tactful communication skills in different languages

  • Good written English for writing reports

Career Options   

Career in Air Hostess/ Steward is very lucrative. Following are the various job profiles offered to diploma and degree holders.

  • Air Hostess (Female)/Steward (Male): Air hostess/flight stewards are responsible for the comfort, welfare and safety of the passengers on board. Apart from checking the comfort facilities for the travelers they also have the responsibility to check all the emergency arrangements before taking off and landing on the flight.

  • Ground Staff/Crew: They work in various roles at the airport. They ensure the safety and comfort of passengers, including checking in baggage, providing information, assisting disabled passengers, confirming reservations, and selling tickets.

  • Cabin Crew:They are the members of an aircraft crew who attend to passengers. Cabin crew comprises air hostess/stewards, flight attendants and senior flight attendants.

  • Airline and airport Management: Airline and airport management is a branch of study that teaches management of airport and airlines.

  • Flight Attendant and Senior Flight Attendant: The flight attendants instruct how to act in an emergency, prepare and serve meals and just generally take care of the passengers. Senior flight attendants or Pursers (this time they do mean the same thing) are in charge of the whole crew that works with the passengers – they are essentially supervisors of every single operation onboard. They are the more experienced flight attendants and also earn a higher salary.

  • Ground Hostess/Attendant: A ground hostess or attendant is an individual who works for an airline and provides assistance to customers on the ground, while they are still at the airport.

Diploma and Certificate Courses   

  • Diploma in Air Hostess Training

  • Diploma in Aviation and Hospitality Management

  • Diploma in Aviation Hospitality and Travel Management

  • Diploma in Global Aviation And Hospitality

  • Certificate Course in Air Hostess/ Flight Purser

  • Certificate Course in International Airlines and Management

  • Certificate Course in Aviation Management

  • Certificate Course in Hospitality Travel and Customer Service

  • Certificate in Cabin Crew Training

  • Certificate in Airport Management and Ground Staff Management

Undergraduate Courses   

  • B.Sc. (Airhostess training)

  • BBA in Aviation Management

Postgraduate Courses   

  • MBA in Aviation Management

Postgraduate Diploma   

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Aviation and Hospitality

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Airport Ground Services

Some colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


  • Indian Airlines

  • Alliance Air

  • Air India

  • United Air

  • Go Air

  • Jet Airways

  • British Airways

  • Lufthansa

  • Gulf Air

  • Delta Airlines

  • Singapore Airlines

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges/universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.