With lot of aviation companies operating daily domestic and international flights from India, there are ample opportunities for getting employment as a flight attendant. Salary of flight attendants in India is lucrative and comes with a lot of other benefits.

Post of Flight Attendants in Top Aviation Companies in India

The most popular aviation companies in India recruiting flight attendants are as follows:

  • Air India
  • Air Charter Services Pvt Ltd
  • Air Charters India
  • Aviation India
  • Indigo
  • Jet Airways
  • Go Air Airlines
  • Deccan Aviation Ltd
  • Spicejet

Flight Attendants Salary by Employer

Name of the Company Salary Range (per year)
Air India INR 4,59,000 to INR 4,95,000
plus Retention bonus + other perquisites
Basic Salary Range
(per year)
Bonus Total Salary Range
(per year)
INR 1,80,000 to INR 7,20,000 Up to INR 1,82,030 INR 2,00,000 to INR 9,39,964

Flight Attendants Salary by Cities

Name of the City Median Salary Range (per year)
New Delhi, Delhi INR 1,84,902 – INR 6,37,344

Certifications Required to Become a Flight Attendant


For a job as a flight attendant, different airlines in India recruit both male and female candidates. The applicant needs to be unmarried and the minimum academic qualification required is 10+2 (senior secondary) examination passed from a recognized institute. The candidate needs to have an SEP or equivalent certificate. Age limit imposed by the companies are between 20 years and 27 years. As per government of India regulation, upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories.

Required Physical Standards

For male candidates, the minimum desired height is 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm) and for female candidates, the minimum desired height is 5 feet 2 inches (157.5 cm). For candidates belonging to SC/ST categories, the upper height standard is relaxable up to 2.5 cm. This relaxation is also applicable to candidates residing in North-Eastern states and hilly areas.


  • Candidates with spectacles and those who have gone corrective eye surgery are not allowed.
  • Contact lenses are allowed up to +2D.
  • Color vision should be normal as per the standardized chart.
  • Distant vision is allowed up to 6/6 in one eye and up to 6/9 in the other eye.
  • Near Vision is allowed up to N/5 in one eye and up to N/6 in the other eye.

Career Opportunity for a Flight Attendant

Upon selection, eligible candidates are posted as trainee flight attendant or trainee airline attendant. They need to undergo an in-house training for two to three months. During the training period, they receive a stipend of INR 8,000 (approx) a month. On successful completion of the course, candidates are offered a fixed month salary with different airlines. In addition to the fixed salary, flight attendants are also offered hourly bonus during a flight.

Most domestic and international airlines require the candidates to execute a bond of INR 3,00,000 at the time of joining, which states that the candidate is under a contract to serve the company for the said period. In case the candidate decides to leave the company before completion of three years, the bond money needs to be paid.

Roles and Responsibilities of Flight Attendant

A structure of daily work as required to be done by a flight attendant is given below:

  • Get briefing from captain on coordination of the crew, on emergency evacuation procedures, expected weather conditions, the length of the flight, and special issues regarding passengers.
  • Arranging and making sure that the first aid kits and other emergency equipments are aboard.
  • Assessing passenger cabins and making sure that those are with adequate supplies of blankets, food and drinks.
  • Greeting passengers as they enter the plane, checking their tickets, and telling them where to keep their carry-on bags and coats.
  • Giving instruction to the passengers on how to use the emergency equipment.
  • Checking that each passenger has fastened his / her seat belt during the takeoff and landing. Also checking whether the passengers are sitting in an upright position and the carry bags are properly stowed.
  • Reassuring and helping passengers in time of turbulence and emergency.
  • Distributing reading materials, pillows and blankets.
  • Distributing food, snacks, heating meals (if needed)
  • Helping passengers who need assistance (children, specially abled people)
  • Answering queries of passengers regarding flight.
  • Directing passengers if there is need of evacuating the plane.
  • Administering first aid to sick passengers.
  • Reporting sudden medical problems of passengers.
  • Reporting lost and found articles, condition of cabin equipments.
  • Taking inventory of alcoholic beverage, headsets, and money collected before landing.
  • If the flight attendant is in a supervisory position, then overseeing work of junior attendants.