Air Hostess After 10th: Career Guidance & Courses

Air Hostesses/Flight Stewards are well paid Aviation professionals. Air Hostess/Cabin Crew training courses can help one take up this profession. Along with good salary, this profession also involves lot of travel and other perks also! In this article, you will be reading about how one may become an Air Hostess/Flight Steward after 10th standard. Details about training courses, eligibility criteria, career prospects and salary have also been provided here.

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10th standard passed students have numerous questions regarding Air Hostess training. Some such queries are- ‘How to become an Air Hostess after 10th standard?’, ‘Which course to study after 10th to become an Air Hostess?’ and ‘Is it possible to become an Air Hostess/Flight Steward after 10th?’. You’ll find correct answers to these questions below. And to top it all, I’ve provided a good career path that interested students may follow!


Is is possible to become an Air Hostess/Flight Steward right after 10th?

The answer is no! To work as an Air Hostess or Flight Steward, the minimum eligibility criteria is 10+2 passed in any stream (Science/Commerce/Arts) with English subject.


Eligibility: 10+2 passed is the minimum educational qualification required. Airlines usually prefer Graduates or Diploma holders. Graduates possessing Degree or Diploma related to the fields like Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Management, Aviation and Aviation Management are preferred by Airlines!


Along with the educational qualifications mentioned above, candidates must also satisfy the below mentioned physical and medical standards too-


Physical Standards required to become an air hostess-

  • Minimum height requirement is 157 cm (for females) and 170 cm (for males). This requirement may differ from one airline to another.
  • Weight of the candidate should be in proportion to his/her weight.
  • Spotless skin complexion will give candidates an edge.
  • Candidate has to be physically fit.


Medical Standards required to become an air hostess-

  • Eyesight requirements- minimum eyesight requirement is 6/9. Many airlines allow candidates to correct eyesight and make it 20/20!
  • Candidate shouldn’t have had history of mental illness in the past.
  • Candidate should not be suffering from serious Cardiovascular disease.


Age limit for air hostess admission/training

Candidate must be between 17-25 years of age. Note: Age relaxation may exist in some training institutes.


If you possess the below mentioned qualities and/or skills, it is safe to conclude that this profession will suit you. In short, possessing the below mentioned traits will help you make it big in this profession-

  • Smart and dynamic personality.
  • Politeness and helping nature.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Fluency in foreign languages.
  • Pleasant personality.
  • Marital status- unmarried (not applicable in case of all airlines).
  • Presence of mind and quick thinking.
  • Leadership and team working capability.


List of Air Hostess training courses in India

Usually there are 3 formats in which air hostess training courses are available in India- Certificate, Diploma and Degree. Many times, Airlines just recruit eligible graduates and provide them with the required training!


Here’s a list of well known courses that will help you become an Air Hostess-

Sr No Name of the course Type of the course
1 Air Hostess training (certification) Certificate
2 Cabin Crew/Flight Attendant (certification) Certificate
3 Flight Purser (certification) Certificate
4 Aviation Management and Hospitality (certification) Certificate
5 Aviation Customer Service (certification) Certificate
6 Airlines Hospitality (certification) Certificate
7 Hospitality and Air travel Management (certification) Certificate
8 Airline Passenger Service (certification) Certificate
9 Diploma in Air Hostess training Diploma
10 Diploma in Cabin Crew/Flight Attendant training Diploma
11 Diploma in Aviation and Hospitality Management Diploma
12 Diploma in Aviation Customer Care Diploma
13 PG Diploma in International Airline and Travel Management Advanced Diploma
14 B.Sc. in Air Hostess training Bachelor’s Degree
15 B.Sc. Aviation (graduates may become Air Hostess/Cabin Crew/Flight Attendant after training offered by the Airlines) Bachelor’s Degree
16 Bachelor of Hospitality and Travel Management (graduates may become Air Hostess/Cabin Crew/Flight Attendant after training offered by the Airlines) Bachelor’s Degree
17 Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management (graduates may become Air Hostess/Cabin Crew/Flight Attendant after training offered by the Airlines) Bachelor’s Degree
18 Degree in International Airline and Travel Management (graduates may become Air Hostess/Cabin Crew/Flight Attendant after training offered by the Airlines) Bachelor’s Degree


Career paths to become an air hostess in India

There are three career paths available in front of aspirants. Let us check them out-

  1. Pursue air hostess training right after 12th and apply for a job
  2. Complete Graduation, undergo training and then apply for a job
  3. Complete Graduation (relevant) and the directly apply for a job


Airlines usually hire air hostesses on the basis of skills and aptitude. The selection process usually consists of written test and set of interviews.


You may also check – Courses after 12th arts stream in India


Air Hostess scope & jobs

Duties of an Air Hostess/Flight steward include-

  • Taking care of in-flight announcements and inter department coordination.
  • Ensuring safety of passengers.
  • Ensuring comfort of passengers
  • Helping passengers on board, assisting them with their luggage, seats etc
  • Providing food, reading material, blankets and other such items to passengers
  • Explaining safety procedures to passengers
  • Assisting passengers during times of emergency/distress


Some of the well known recruiters are-

  • Air India
  • Vistara
  • SpiceJet
  • IndiGo
  • Jet Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Emirates Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific


Salary of an Air Hostess depends on a number of factors such as- type of Airlines (Government operated/Private/Domestic/International), work experience, profile of the institute (from which course has been pursued) etc.


Also read:

How to become an air hostess in India

List of air hostess courses after 12th


Domestic airlines pay very less in comparison to international airlines. When it comes to Government carrier, the pay will be based on the Grade pay guidelines. Generally, in case of domestic airlines, starting salary is in the region of 20-40k Rupees per month. Starting salary in case of international airlines is generally around 50k rupees per month or more. Please note that the above mentioned salary figures are revised by the authorities periodically and are thus subjected to change!

Arun Kallarackal
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118 thoughts on “Air Hostess After 10th: Career Guidance & Courses”

  1. Hi… I’m Rutuja… I’m actually in 10th std. I’m weak at maths but I’m good at english…. My dream is to travel the world… I would love to be an air hostess. Please guide me to select a correct field for becoming an air hostess. Shall I take the Science side or commerce side…. Please help me out….. :0

  2. Hi…. I’m pratiksha… I’am in 10th std, I’m normal English I’m joined English speaking class My dream is to travel the world I love to be an air hostess. Please guide me to select a correct field for becoming an air hostess. shall take the Science side or Commerce side Please help me …..

  3. Thanx for giving such information
    That wht stream should be taken …
    I’m just weak in maths but really good
    In english…..
    Dream AIM to become an Air Hostess

  4. I’m 19 years old girl… And doing B. A in political science … After completing my graduation shall I apply for Air hostess or cabin crew job…please guide me…

    • Yes, you may apply for air hostess or cabin crew job after graduation. You must satisfy the physical and medical standards set by the recruiter. Selection is made through process consisting of interview and aptitude test. Once you get selected, you will be given training by the recruiter (airline company).

    • 12th passed is the minimum requirement. But airlines these days prefer graduates possessing a relevant degree (like hospitality, aviation, travel management etc).

  5. ive completed my 3 years diploma in electronics and telecommunication engg and now i am doing btec through lateral entry..but still i want to become an airhostess….so am i eligible?

  6. m in 11th standard stream arts and my dream is to be an airhoistess m good in english but i ve quite poor marks in other subjects so wot should i do for my career on height is 157 but m quite weak as my weight is 40kg so pleas i need some guide.

  7. hey actually i need a very big help from you pls reply me… now im in class 9 my dream is to become an actress so i have thought of going to a film academy after that i will be entering bollywood so film academy may take 2 to 3 years but before that i want to become an air hostess too atleast once in my life i want to…. atlst for a short period of time so my question is for how long will d airhostest training will be like for how many years? and is dis possible wht im wanting? and is it possible dat i do the airhostess training after i pass class 10 and after class 12 i become an airhostess for 1 year and den join film academy? please reply help me please pleaseeeeeeeee

    • For becoming an air hostess, being 12th passed is the minimum qualification required. After passing 12th, you may apply for air hostess selection interviews. If you get selected, you will be trained by the airlines. Usually this training could be anywhere between 6 months to 1 year.

  8. Hi. My name is Kajol Pachauri.
    I have complete diploma in electrical.
    I have to do the job as airhostess.
    I wanna ask that Is it necessary to do course for that? Can I apply for air hostess without pay anything or doing course ? If yes, then please guide me..

  9. I am currently doing my 10th and I’m an average in the case of maths but I’m good in English actually I would like to be Passenger Service Agent in an airport not the usual Pilot or Air Hostess I’m totally uninterested in both so my question is which stream should I choose after 10th Science or Maths? I would like to take Commerce – ICT since in my case I don’t wish to be a Pilot. Please help me Sir, I don’t have much time for my annual exam.

  10. Hello
    I am currently at class 10. I know I have to wait for two more years to go on to the path of air hosting but still I am extremely curious to know what I must do after 12 so that I could fulfill my dream of becoming air hostess and fly in the air. I am pretty good in English and I am learning French. Please help me out I need a perfect guidance.

    • You may start applying for the post of air hostess after completing 12th. But it is recommended to complete a relevant Bachelor’s Degree course (like hospitality management, travel management etc).

  11. sir, corse C.U.T.S english teaching course is there ….in england …. so can u tell me more about this course because ,,, i have checked on internet but .. no enough source of info. is there … so can u tell me ..about this course …is teaching demand is there in england ??

  12. Sir , I am completing diploma in Computer Technology. Now I am giving 6th semester exam. I am completing diploma based on 10th . So Can I eligible for air hostess courses.

  13. Hi it’s soumili and I’m in 10th grade now and it has been my dream to become an air hostess since long. Would you please tell me if taking the stream mass media will help in any way?

  14. Hi, I’m 10th passed, but I’m failed in 12th class the subject called Statistics (Commerce). Then I discontinued my Diploma in Computer Science and Engineering also. Now, I would like to become an air hostess, it’s my dream & I’m very much interested in this field.
    Can you give me a better suggestion to achieve my dream goal?


  16. Sir lam choose the science feild because my favourite subject is english&science but i don’t being doctor i like to being an airhostess but i am belong to medium family i cannot afford much donation sir pls tell about fees and donation

  17. Hello good evening sir I m Aniruddha I had passed in 10th board exams my dream is be a cabin crew to fly over gloab to leave a luxurious and a good life so I am getting confused about these course because I m weak in maths and I can speak a fluent English I had took part in school programs many time as the host of the programs and I am confuse of my height it’s above 5.4 and I am too confuse about my further studies what I should do sir please help me out of these all I am really passionate in these job and I love it
    Thank you sir ……

  18. Hey!! i actually passed 10th standard..and now i am doing diploma in computer engg..after my diploma is there any chances of becoming an air hostess…its my aim

  19. I am in 10th presently …. I want and Ialways dream to became an air hostess though I am not good in maths and I don’t like … but English I love always keep trying to develop my speaking skills more and more … I will take arts … I am excited from now and also confident about that I will be an air hostess

  20. Hello, myself Ayesha Mirza. Recently i am in 11th with humanities stream. And my straight forward motive is to do an air hostess job in indigo or in any other international airlines. Following are my physical features.-height-165cm,weight-52 kg. And i am good in english and having a mindset of doing english honours while graduation.
    Kindly suggest me about the same and for the training institutes i should opt. I would be very thankful to you.

  21. This year I just complete my 10th. So in 11 class I want to take Commerce and i want to become an Air hostess. But there is one problem, I have black spots on my face. So, will I get job at Airlines? Please reply me fast..!

  22. I have a degree in English. Being an airhostess has never been a choice but I recently developed love for it. With my background, can I pursue it? And what are the courses that can help me get there?

  23. I am Ritika Jaiswal nd m in 9th standard I wanna become an air hostess. I’ve taken business in my optional subject is it a good choice to become an air hostess. Can u suggest me what ťo take in 10 th and 12 standard ? What should I do to directly get a job after 12 th standard ? As it is menioned above I am fair but having little bit pimples on my face and this time my height is also good and I m not so much weighty .. pls respond to my questions mentioned above as soon as possible…thanq

  24. Sir I am study in 10th I want to do air hostess course with my educational routine please guide me about that can I do or don’t without wasting one year or one month guide me

  25. Hiii…this is Shivani More….I haven’t completed 12th after my 10th I did Diploma in Computers but I want to become an airhostess…..will I able to give the test for it….Or it has to be given only by the 12th passed students.

  26. Hlo i am studing in 9th standard , sir i want to airhosstes after graudation ,but i am weak in maths and good in english can i choose arts subject in 11th for airhostss

  27. I love to travel to see the hole world now I am in 10th what should should i have to take I am weak in maths but I know english well so which site should I go to became Air hostress will you guid me for this

  28. Hi iam praisy abraham…i have dne diploma in music right aftr my 10th.. Am i eligible for ground staff and im good at..english.kannada.malayalam,hind,french and spanish….i can talk al these languages…i love to be an ground staff…

  29. Am 18 years old and have a good personality and other qualities needed to become air hostess but the problem is am doing diploma in computerengineer.. Am i eligible for this job….? Please help me…

  30. Hello sir
    I am supraja from kothagudem of ts state I studied upto 10th in English medium
    After I took the course of diploma in agriculture it was 2 years course but it is telugu medium
    Now can I eligible for air hosstes or not

  31. hii.. i am shivam .. i am doing mechanical engineering diploma after 10th .. means i am doing polytechnic.. now i am in final year of the diploma.. i wanna ask that may i eligible to do training of air hostess.. i wanna be a air hostess ..

  32. Hello sir
    I am Purvaja. I completing my 10th grade now . My dream is to become an air hostess. But by having searches on many websites I found that the minimum height should be 157 but my height is just 148 so,can I apply for air hostess job in by having this problem?

  33. Hii..sir I really need your help right now sir iam studying btech in computers but now I discontinued my studies and my age is 21 can I apply for air attendant or cabin crew now because I completed 10+2 and I discontinued my btech so I wasted 3 year so because of this I think I may not get but I am fit and good in English and French with -2 eyesight plzz..reply me sir should I do any courses plzz sir

  34. I am in 10th standard currently.
    I want to become an air host/cabin crew. My height is 5’10 feet.
    Which stream would you prefer me to take in class 11? And is it compulsory to have good marks in any particular subject?
    One problem is that I have power in my eyes(Left-1.50 and right-1.25). Will they take me if I have this much of power?

  35. Hello sir
    Im puja bhadra I hv a doubt on tht is graduation is compalsary for international airlines job or any kind of airlines job. If I don’t complete my graduation and I went for the training will it harm my future… Plz sir help me to out from these confusion.

  36. Hii m Asha from punjab my Dream is to become a Air hostess bt still i have not given any test…….. Sooo frnds guide me how to prepare itnd Also i will be there next tym nowxm doing Diploma

  37. Good evening .sir ..! my self yukta and I want to be an airhostess ..i am in 11th class and from humanities stream . so I want to ask how to be an airhostess . I can speak normal eng . but I want to know how many languages are compulsory for dis ?

  38. hey i am aliya after passing 12 how can i join air hostess traing and were.i should join plzz tell me the process to become an airhostess is my biggest dream and i really think.that perfect for.air hostess

  39. Hello sir,I am actually studying in 10 std rn,and I am thinking to become an air hostess as per my dream.I will like to know which stream would be the best for this line. And I have heard that one also has to know foreign languages including Hindi,English (overall 7 languages)so how many languages are compulsory for becoming the air hostess ?

  40. Hello sir
    I’m shiviya kumari student of Bsc 2nd year (zoology Honours) I want to know that can I apply for air hostess? If yes then please give me guidance. I have good command in English speaking but I m not to much good in fair look please reply me sir please………….

  41. Hello sir!
    I’m in class 11. I want to become an air hostess after completing class 12. But I want to study more after class 12. So can I work as an air hostess and study too? If yes, then how can I do that? I would be grateful if you can help me with this.

  42. Hii , I am studying in 10th standard which subject is required to become an airhostess plz help me … My dream is to travel the world would you help me after 10 th which subject is required? ….

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