Air hostesses, also known as flight attendants, are more than lavish earners. They provide the best hospitality they can in a very courteous manner to help any passenger feel at home; and that too in the air!
An air hostess’ responsibilities run from demonstrating safety procedures to serving meals and drinks. It also includes helping nervous passengers relax, such as when turbulence is high. Moreover, they perform administrative duties for their captains and employers. One must be highly attentive and friendly to perform the job of an air hostess, and you need excellent communication and customer-service skills. And, in order to hone these skills, you can head on to the Air Hostess Training Institute (AHTI) right here in Baneshwor, Nepal.
In its airhostess training program, the institute trains students from their daily lifestyle to overall hospitality management. Students get to know how to interact with people through group discussions. What is personality dimension? What does body language mean? How to handle crucial conditions under turbulence? How to handle or use the firefighting equipment? Similarly, the institute teaches them how to speak politely and formally, as well. Thus, the span of airhostess training helps them to realize their dream to fly high in the sky, besides also making them prepared for alternative careers in the travel and tourism sectors, hospitality industry, mass media, etc.
After a lot of thought, and having done long research on the cabin crew sector, Air Hostess Training Institute (AHTI) was established on Aug. 2003 by aviation enthusiasts. Since the past decade, the situation of aviation in Nepal is increasing in employability, due to the fact that the aviation industry has grown in a steady manner, with effective investments in the aviation sector by both private companies and the government. Furthermore, we all are aware that the aviation industry focuses on hiring trained people rather than novices, as there are a lot of rigorous courses, ranging from survival to hospitality. AHTI does not only meet the need of the air hostesses, but they also meet the needs of the airlines industry.
AHTI, being Nepal’s firstly established air hostess training institute, is the only one to be approved by the Ministry of Education in Nepal. The institute has fifteen years of excellent service in providing cabin crew training, and has been certified with Nepal’s first ISO 9001, in 2008. ISO 9001:2008 is focused on meeting customer expectations and delivering customer satisfaction, so you must pay attention to the customers’ needs. Furthermore, they have been accredited by the International Accreditation Organization (IAO), U.S.A., and have collaborated with a license holder instructor and a special guest instructor from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN). AHTI runs a cabin attendance course (Cabin Crew Course). Here, the girls are known as air hostesses, and the boys are known as flight stewards. The admission for these positions is not open throughout the year, but they do open every quarter of the year, when the student can visit or call the institute to register their name for the next intake.
AHTI’s students have been placed both in domestic and international airlines. The aviation industry has recognized AHTI, and some of their regular visits to the institute have made them proud. The personnel at AHTI are proud to say that theirs’ is the only institute in Nepal that has placed the highest numbers of its students not only in domestic airlines, but also in the most reputed international airlines.
Interesting fact: As an air hostess, your designation and your salary will depend on the airlines. It can range from 40,000 to 70,000 for National Airlines and 1,50,000 to 3,00,000 for International Airlines.