Cabin Crew-Air Hostess-Flight Attendant
Information for South Africa

Local Airlines in South Africa

SAA, Mango, SA Express, Airlink, Comair/Kulula, Interair, Solenta, Federal Air, Cemair.
Most of the larger local airlines recruit cabin crew directly via the newspapers and their websites from time to time.

The website is also helpful - you can search for aviation jobs

 The smaller airline companies recruit mainly via word of mouth.

The basic requirements to be employed as an air hostess would include:

  • Matric with English
  • Clean and neat appearance
  • Minimum height 1.55 m
  • Genuine passion for serving people 

Overseas Airlines employing South African Cabin Crew

These airlines would require you to relocate to one of their bases in the Middle East to be employed as cabin crew
  Gulf Air Apply online
Qatar Airways Attend Open Day - held regularly in South Africa
Emirates Apply online and await invitation to local Assessment Day
Etihad Apply online or attend regular open days

Cabin Crew Training (Classroom)

There are numerous aviation training institutes which offer cabin crew training, contact us for more details.

We recommend Cranfield Aviation Training and EPT Aviation Training in Johannesburg.

We offer a 5% discount voucher if you choose to study at one of our preferred Training Schools.

A Cabin Crew licence is NOT a job guarantee.

Cabin Crew Training (Online)  

Read more about our online training course options here

Online cabin crew exam preparation - go through sample CAA exam questions -

Web addresses

The following pages and sites provide additional general information about the career of cabin crew and how cabin crew are recruited:   

Cabin Crew ZA

Cabin Crew Direct


There are an increasing number of websites which claim to be able to get you a job as Cabin Crew. They usually will ask you to pay a registration or subscription fee. We urge you to fully investigate these companies before you hand over any money. Signs that the company may not be trustworthy include : no landline number, no physical address, and claims that they have relationships with airlines. Ask the "agency" for references of candidates for whom they have found positions. We have had a number of complaints from candidates who have paid over money and have had no feedback. As a general rule, airlines in South Africa never utilise "recruitment agencies" for Cabin Crew.


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