How to become an Air hostess (Flight Attendant) in Nigeria


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Are you in need of surefire steps on how to become a hostess in Nigeria? Do you desire to have a job that allows you to see the world? If yes, congratulations as this article will vividly unravel all the necessary steps you need to take.

Working as a hostess comes with lots of opportunities and pride. You get to experience an unbelievable working life which all your friends and close circles will always envy.

Most often, a flight attendant is one of the noble profession preserves for ladies and this fact is understandable as a result of their tender nature which the job itself needed to be utilized.

Accordingly, being an airline attendant comes with some personal demands that have to be satisfied. One of them is being lively, jovial, easy-going, and friendly.

If you are not the smiling type for any reason best known to you, then you might have to consider chosen another profession, as this particular field requires the exact opposite.

How to become a hostess in Nigeria and how much they earn?

Beauty is another important requirement or consideration that you might not want to overlook. Although this selection criterion is secondary but yet, beautiful ladies have a higher chance of being selected over the other most times and so is height too.

How to become a hostess in Nigeria and how much they earn?

Without further delay, the following are the necessary steps to follow on how to become a hostess in Nigeria.

1. Customer service traits.

The first step on how to become a flight attendant in Nigeria is self-development. It is very important for any aspiring hostess or flight attendant. Your job is to deal with people of a different color, different race, different orientations, etc.

Hence, you are under obligation to possess good customer service traits if you want to become an air attendant since most of your works revolves around dealing with people of different personalities.

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Before you can gain admission into any aviation training school in Nigeria, your attitude and relationship towards other people will be examined together with other traits. So if you are lacking in this area, kindly work on your customer service traits before applying.

2. Go to aviation training school.

At times, all you have to do is to apply for the position of air attendant through email or written application and if you are eventually selected, you will be giving all the necessary training by the airline.

However, going to aviation school before applying for the job will give you an edge over other to-be air hostesses. If you have the money, you can enroll yourself to the Nigerian college of aviation situated in Zaria, Kaduna State for the course.

There, you’ll undergo 10 weeks course and it will costs you around N350,000 to N400,00. You will be trained as a cabin crew, how to operate on any commercial air transportation, how to handle difficult passengers and in the end, you’ll be giving a cabin crew license.

Be informed that the license wouldn’t come on a platter of gold, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority {NCAA} will conduct an exam for you to see whether you are ready to become a hostess in reality.

3. Secure international visa

Becoming a flight attendant means you can have your breakfast in Nigeria and Dinner in the States. This means, you will be traveling around the world and as such, there is a need for you to have an international passport too.

This is very imperative before you can be able to board any international flight. So getting yourself a valid Nigerian passport is another vital step you need to consider in your journey to becoming an air hostess in Nigeria.

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4. Learn at least two foreign languages.

Air hostesses deal with people of a different race, background and languages hence, there is a need for you to understand at least two foreign languages. Being a Nigerian means you understand English since it is the official language.

However, you must be able to write well in the English language other than speaking it. Also, you are obliged to learn another foreign or international language like Spanish or French to complement your English language.

5. Apply for the job

After you must have possessed all the required training, personal development and needs, the next step on your journey is to start searching and applying for air hostess jobs in Nigeria and the best way to go by it is by visiting different Airlines’ websites.

Note that there are many Airlines in Nigeria that do consider ladies without any training on aviation-related courses before. This means you can also apply for the job without a crew cabin license; if you are eventually selected, you will be trained by the Airline on what you are supposed to do on the plane.

How much do flight attendants earn in Nigeria on average?

Have you wondered how much do air hostesses in Nigeria earn? Well, this is something that many people out there are curious to know too. So the answer to your curiosity will be provided below; just read on.

If you’ve ever been on a flight before, you will know and understand how valuable the air hostesses or stewards are. They are saddled with so many responsibilities and among them are;

  • Air attendants must ensure that the airplane is good and safe for takeoff;
  • They take care of all the flight passengers’ needs whenever they are on board;
  • They reassure people that are afraid of flights that all is well; etc.
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By and large, findings show that air hostesses or stewards or flight attendants in Nigeria get paid based on their level, years of experience and the Airlines they work for.

A flight attendant with a year or two experience earns N134,000 or thereabouts per month. Those with 5 years or so earn N172,000 per month. Remember that Airlines vary and as such, some pay their stewards close to N300,000 on every blessed month.

Lastly, you must note that they are open to some bonuses and allowances which could appreciate their salary scale slightly. And sometimes, the hostesses even get tips from caring passengers.


Other than the above-mentioned steps, there are no other available methods on how to become a hostess in Nigeria, therefore, treat the above discussed as such.


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Godfrey Ogbo, the Chief Editor and CEO of AtlanticRide, merges his environmental management expertise with extensive business experience, including in real estate. With a master's degree and a knack for engaging writing, he adeptly covers complex growth and business topics. His analytical approach and business insights enrich the blog, making it a go-to source for readers seeking thoughtful and informed content.

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