Air India Flight Attendant Jobs Open to Indian Nationals

Air India flight attendant jobs with India's national flag carrier. Yes, opportunities exist but first a little about the airline. It was J.R.D. Tata, considered the father of Civil Aviation in India and founder of Air India who made the inaugural flight from Drigh Road Airport, Karachi on October 15, 1932 in a single-engined aircraft to Mumbai (or what was known back then as Bombay).

Many things have changed and a lot has happened since that day of course with expansion being the most obvious. The resent merger with Indian, which was the country’s leader in the domestic sector, has obviously helped the airline to now emerge as a major force in the airline industry.

Now with some 136 aircraft, Air India is able to offer its passengers seamless travel across domestic and international routes. And while the merger has bought with it great opportunity for growth and employment, it doesn’t stop there as the fleet is continuing to grow.

Seventeen new aircraft have joined the fleet being eight B777-200LRs and nine B777-300ERs. The company also operate a fleet of airbus being 15 Airbus A-321s and 16 A-319s in its total fleet of 136 aircraft.

Air India passengers can now catch any one of 28 weekly services to three destinations in the USA being Newark, - New York and Chicago. They also operate a daily Non-Stop flight between Mumbai and New York and Delhi and New York Regions served globally are:

Europe: London, Frankfurt, Paris

Asia Pacific: Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Osaka, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo

Gulf & Middle East: Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait, Muscat, Riyadh and Sharjah

South Asia: Colombo, Kabul, Kathmandu, Yangon and Male

USA & Canada: Chicago, New Jersey, New York and Toronto

Africa: Nairobi.

Code sharing also operates to their served regions including Australia.
Those code sharing flights down-under cover Melbourne to Singapore, Singapore to Brisbane, Singapore to Sydney and Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne.

Air India has won many awards and accolades including:

* The Galileo Express TravelWorld Award 2008 for the Best Short-Haul International Airline.

* The prestigious Amity Corporate Excellence Award instituted by the Amity International Business School, Noida, Uttar Pradesh

* The Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Award

* The CNBC Awaaz Consumer Award 2006; and ‘Best South Asian Airline’ award

In 2006 Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) also ranked the airline as the first in terms of revenue out of the top airline companies out of India.

Air India Flight Attendant jobs - Employment info
First up, 'STUFF' you should know. Recruitment in NACIL (Air India, Indian) and its subsidiaries is free and is done only after the vacancies are notified. However, after vacancies are publicised and as per the notification or advertisement be that web or traditional media, an application fee may be required from the applicant. This will be in the form of a Demand Draft or Postal Order drawn in favour of the Company.

Air India also do not operate under the same Governance, employment or labour laws as many other Westernised countries. Therefore many of the requirements will be seen quite differently to many other airlines.

NOTE: Incidentally, an Air India Flight Attendant may also be required to undertake ground duties at different stations and times as required at the Airport or offices. Air India also stipulates how many males or females it wants to employ. Obviously this is not allowed to be stated in many other countries.

Resumes: Air India gives you a specific form (online) that is in effect your resume, to fill out. You must be an Indian national and meet the following criteria as quoted from Air India to apply as an Air India Flight Attendant:

Height Minimum for:

Male : 172 cms (5’8”)
Female : 160 cms (5’3”)
(Relaxation of 5 cms (2”) for SC/ST candidates and those hailing from North- East States & hilly areas. This relaxation will be granted to candidates who produce a Certificate of Domicile of this area).


In proportion to height as per Company’s standard (as per the publicised charts - See the website for men and women weight charts, suffice to say they are very strict in their requirements).


Your near Vision can be N/5 in your best eye and N/6 in your worst eye. Your distant vision can be 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in another eye. Spectacles or previous corrective surgery to your eyes is NOT permitted however contact lenses up to +2D permitted. Colour blindness is also not permitted and your colour vision should be normal when tested on the Ishihara Chart.

Cosmetic appearance:

Obviously your grooming must be excellent and your complexion should be clear and free from blemishes, scars and birth marks. You must sport an appeasing smile with regular and even looking teeth.


It is extremely important that you have clear speech and good command of the English language with no stammering, lisping or unintelligible dialect.

Age Limit:

There is a defined age limit for Air India Flight Attendant applicants being not less than 18 years and not more than 24 years.

NOTE: This definition is normally taken from the time of publication of job advertisement. There is sometimes a relaxation to the age rule dependent upon previous experience and can extend up to a period of 6 years. The upper age limit is also relaxable for a period of up to 5 years for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC candidates. Ex-Service-personnel will be granted relaxation in age as per Government rules.

Language Proficiency:

You should be fluent in English and one or more Indian languages. Extra preference will be given to those applicants who Applicants with a Diploma or Degree in Hotel Management & Catering Technology or if you are conversant with Arabic or any other foreign language. Preference is also given for those who have successfully undergone a Course in First Aid.

It should also be noted that much of the cover letter and resume information included The Secrets of Flight Attendant Interviews ebook that we offer for purchase will not be applicable to Air India flight attendant applicants because they supply a very strict formatted application form. However, the rest of the contents and bonuses will be invaluable.

Other Requirements:

•You must be well groomed and have a clear complexion

• You should be dynamic and have a friendly hospitable disposition

•You will be required to have a valid Indian Passport at the time of joining

Air India Flight Attendant Contracts:

Normally you will be appointed a fixed term contract for a period of three years, which could be terminated at the discretion of the Management during the tenure or in the event of being unsuccessful during your training or for being unsatisfactory in your performance as measured against the company requirements. The job is transferable to any station in India.

Check out Air India Flight Attendant Recruitment Notifications web page today.

More information on the how to of Air India Airlines Flight Attendant jobs and career availability with other airlines check out The Secrets of flight attendant Interviews

CHECK List of the 17 original documents to bring to an Air India Flight Attendant interview for verification (As per their 2010 application form)

1. Application Fee, wherever applicable
2. 04 Additional Recent Passport Size Photographs
3. School Leaving Certificate or SSC Passing Certificate
4. Matriculation Mark-sheet
5. 12th Std / Pre-Degree Mark-sheet
6. 12th Std / Pre-Degree Passing Certificate
7. 1st Year Graduation Mark-sheet, if any
8. 2nd Year Graduation Mark-sheet, if any
9. 3rd Year Graduation Mark-sheet, if any
10. Degree Certificate or Provisional Degree Certificate, if any
11. Diploma / Degree in Catering, if any
12. Doctors’ Certificate (in original) for Height & Vision
13. Caste Certificate in case of SC / ST / OBC candidates
14. Experience Certificate (s) wherever applicable
15. Copy of SEP Card / DGCA approval, reflecting the type-rating status, if any
16. Domicile Certificate, wherever applicable
17. Discharge Certificate in case of Ex-Servicemen

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