How to Become an Air Hostess in Nepal

Air Hostess or Cabin Crew is an exciting and rewarding career for individuals who want to break free from the traditional norms of a 9-5 job. This career provides both flexibility and challenges for the aspirant. Air Hostess training prepares an aspirant for a job role as a cabin crew at various domestic and international airlines. This course is designed to provide an aspirant with three months of intensive training in the cabin crew area.

Advantages of Air Hostess or Cabin Crew Training

Duration

It is a relatively short course, and the training duration is two hours per day for three months only. This means that you can study this course while you’re attending other colleges too.

Cost

The training cost is quite affordable. 

Teaches you Life Essential Skills

This course prepares you for gaining essential life skills such as swimming, fire fighting, personal grooming, punctuality, discipline, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle. These skills are important for every individual in any walk of life.

Nursing/ Hospitality Background is Highly Sought After

Experience in the Nursing and Hospitality Industry (waiter/waitress, housekeeping, customer care, etc.) is highly sought after by the airlines as air hostess duty also demands similar skills such as taking care of the passengers, serving them food, and an attitude for excellent service. So if you’re a nurse or a hospitality professional, you’re in demand as an airhostess.

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Internship

This course provides you with six months of internship at various places such as hotels, airports, offices, colleges at customer service positions such as receptionist, waiter/waitress, attendant, etc. Internships are a great way to build the valuable experience needed to land a job as an airhostess. After completing your internship, you might also get hired by the same company and work there as an employee for some time before you are hired by some airlines as an airhostess.

Job Preparation

An interview can make or break the chance of you landing the job as a cabin crew. You don’t want to attend a job interview for a cabin crew position without being prepared. This course prepares you well in advance for interview preparation, CV making, and the application process for a job at any airline. 

What is taught During Your Cabin Crew Training?

As the main responsibilities of a cabin crew are safety, security, and service, you will also be taught and trained to handle similar responsibilities. Some of the topics covered in cabin crew training are as follows:

Module 1 – Introduction to the Cabin Crew Profession

Module 2 – Landing the Job

Module 3 – Cabin Crew Healthy Living/Lifestyle

Module 4 – Introduction to the Aviation Industry

Module 5 – Introduction to Aircraft and Aviation Familiarisation

Module 6 – Crew Member Coordination and Communication

Module 7 – Customer Service

Module 8 – Managing Passenger Interactions

Module 9 – Safety and Emergency Procedures

Module 10 – Medical Emergencies and Medical Training

Module 11 – Introduction to Dangerous Goods

Module 12 – Aviation Security

Module 13 – Introduction to Airline Catering and Food Service

Practical Include

Swimming 

Fire Fighting

Grooming & Makeup

Inflight Experience

Internship 

Six months internship is provided at various airports, airlines, offices, hotels, and colleges to gain customer service experience.

What after Completion of Training?

Landing a cabin crew job is quite challenging as there is high competition because a large number of individuals are attracted to the benefits and lifestyle the job offers. But if you are determined enough and have an achiever attitude, then you sure will achieve what you dream of. After the completion of your training, you can apply for cabin crew positions at various domestic and international airlines.

Requirements for Cabin Crew Job

The requirement for cabin crew jobs varies from airline to airline; however, below are some widely accepted guidelines.

Requirements at International Airlines

  1. Minimum Age:18 years in some (South Asia and Southeast Asia) and 21 years (middle east and gulf region)
  • Max. Age: International Airlines usually don’t publish maximum age. 
  • Height: Arm reach of 212 cm on tiptoes and/ or 163 cm height
  • Weight: Weight according to Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Education: High school passed (some airlines also accept applications from result waiting candidates)
  • Fitness: Must be physically and mentally fit. Wearing glasses is not allowed; however, contact lenses are allowed by most airlines. The ability to swim is also required by most international airlines.
  • Tattoo and Piercing: Tattoos and piercings must not be visible while wearing an airline uniform. If you have a tattoo that would be visible, you can go for laser tattoo removal.
  • Language: Excellent spoken English is a must. Knowledge of additional languages is considered an advantage. Cabin Crew aspirants are encouraged to learn widely spoken languages such as Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian, etc.
  • Experience: Work experience as a cabin crew at previous airlines is highly advantageous, as well as customer service experience such as waiter/waitress, receptionist, barista, etc., is an advantage.

Requirements at Domestic Airlines of Nepal

  1. Minimum Age:18 years 
  • Max. Age: 30 years
  • Height: 5ft 2in
  • Weight: Weight according to Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Education: High school passed (some airlines also accept applications from result waiting candidates)
  • Fitness: Must be physically and mentally fit. Wearing glasses is not allowed; however, contact lenses are allowed by most airlines.
  • Tattoo and Piercing: Tattoos and piercings must not be visible while wearing an airline uniform. If you have a tattoo that would be visible, you can go for laser tattoo removal.
  • Language: Excellent spoken English and Nepali is a must. Knowledge of additional languages is considered an advantage. Cabin Crew aspirants are encouraged to learn widely spoken languages such as Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian, etc.
  • Experience: Work experience as a cabin crew at previous airlines is highly advantageous, as well as customer service experience such as waiter/waitress, receptionist, barista, etc., is an advantage.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is training mandatory for Cabin Crew?

You will not find any airline asking for previous training for an air hostess job. However, air hostess jobs are highly competitive, and candidates who have previous training as an air hostess have more advantages than candidates that do not allow for a simple reason that air hostess training will provide you with a wealth of information and help you build connections in the aviation industry that will prove to be useful for your success as an air hostess.

2. I am married; can I get a job in an Airline as an Air Hostess?

In the previous decade, most of the airlines wanted their cabin crew to resign when they wanted to get married. But as the increase in air travel requires more and more cabin crew to work for the airline, the ‘no marriage’ policy became an absurd and impossible thing to maintain.

These days, most airlines allow the female cabin crew to get married however some airlines require that the female cabin crew is not married at the time of joining. Other airlines accept married cabin crew, but they have to sign a declaration that they are not pregnant because pregnancy can affect their training and might cause the training to remain incomplete.

After joining the airlines as an air hostess, the airlines allow taking maternity leave too. As a matter of fact, an airhostess is not allowed to fly when they are pregnant, and most Airlines provide leave till the baby turns at least six months old.

Some of the Airlines allow air hostesses to do short flights without night stops until the baby turns one so that the mother can nurse the baby during the first year of his/her birth.

To your advantage, flying is no longer a job for only unmarried girls! It is a measure taken towards women’s empowerment

3. Will I get an air hostess job after completing the training?

We believe that success comes to those who take action. To achieve anything in life, you must be hungry and willing to keep aside time and effort to achieve your goals. Every task in the world was impossible before someone actually did it. 

Air Hostess or Cabin Crew training not only prepares you for one particular job but for most of the customer service-related jobs out there. Airhostess training is designed such that, after the training, you will gain some essential life skills such as discipline, punctuality, grooming, swimming, firefighting, customer service, etc. and on top of that, you will be provided internship opportunities so that you can be introduced to a job environment.

There might be a few years waiting period for job vacancies to open. Still, those few years are an excellent time to gain some customer service experience from jobs and make connections in the aviation industry.

Great things in life might take some time to happen; you just need to be persistent and take action according to your set goal. The main thing to remember here is to remember the famous quote which says, “shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you will land amongst the stars.”

4. Where to Study?

You can contact Aviotrace Nepal School of Technology for more details.

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