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Air travel assistants

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£16,640 pile of coins

Age 35

£27,560 pile of coins

Age 50

£30,680 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £17,680

What does this career do?

Air travel assistants issue travel tickets and boarding passes, examine other documentation, provide information and assistance at airport terminals and look after the welfare, comfort and safety of passengers travelling in aircraft.

Typical tasks

  • receives passengers at airport terminal, examines tickets and other documentation, checks in luggage and distributes boarding passes
  • checks emergency equipment, distributes reading material, blankets and other items, and ensures that the aircraft is ready for the receipt of passengers
  • welcomes passengers on board the aircraft, guides them to their seats and assists with any hand luggage
  • ensures that sufficient stocks of meals and beverages are on board the aircraft prior to take off and serves passengers during the flight
  • sells duty-free goods during the flight
  • makes announcements on behalf of the pilot, demonstrates the use of emergency equipment and checks that safety belts are fastened
  • directs and instructs passengers in the event of an emergency, ensures safety procedures are followed.

Current entry requirements

Entrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades. Fluency in a foreign language may also be required in some posts. Training typically lasts between 3 to 6 weeks followed by a 6 to 12 month probationary period of on-the-job training.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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