Etihad Airways Cabin Crew Requirements

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Etihad Airways, though only established in 2003, has built up a reputation for being one of the most luxurious and innovative airlines in operation today.

Going beyond the usual passenger expectations the airline’s vision is to become the best airline in the world – with on-board services to rival the world’s best hospitality establishments.

The airline has codeshare partnerships with over 45 other airlines worldwide.


Etihad’s home base is in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi.

Cabin Crew Requirements:

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Arm reach of 210cm when standing on tiptoes
  • Educated to GCSE level
  • A good level of health and fitness
  • Willing to comply with UAE and GCAA visa, health and medical screening requirements
  • Ability to swim without a flotation device
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong cultural awareness
  • No visible tattoos or piercings while in Etihad uniform
  • Adaptability and flexibility to meet a demanding work schedule
  • High standards of personal grooming
  • Fluency in another language aside from English is held in high regard


Year one target salaries of £20,000 – £21,000 (can be tax free depending on nationality)

Other Benefits:

  • Staff travel opportunities
  • Free uniform and dry-cleaning
  • Travel discounts for family and friends
  • One ‘annual leave’ return ticket per year for crew to fly home to visit
  • Free upgrades when possible for staff travel
  • Discount card for use in shops and facilities across the region
  • End of service benefit
  • Luxury accommodation on layovers

Company Facts:

Founders: Established by Royal (Emiri) Decree
CEO: Tony Douglas
Founded: July 2003
2017 Turnover: $8.36 billion

Fleet Size:

107 passenger aircraft and 5 cargo aircraft in current operation.

This is made up of models from the Airbus A320 and A320 family, the Boeing 777 family, Boeing 737-9 and the Airbus A380.

A further 62 Airbus A350 family models are on order, and 104 additional models of the existing aircraft in use.

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  1. Hii
    I am Gurnoor kaur from punjab, India. I want to be a cabin crew with etihad airways.. When i was 7 years i want to become a cabin crew. I m 5 feet 9 inch tall with 54 kg weight, all physically fit , clear face , well knowledge about makeup.Can you please tell me all the procedures.
    I’ ll wait for the response

  2. Hi . Greetings from maldives. I am looking forward to join etihad airways. I have. Few questions. I have a visible scar on my face . Will hire with it ? I have studied up ti IGCSE would it be a problem? They dont do assessment days in our country. In this case if I apply to another location, will they consider hiring?

    1. Hi there,

      Firstly to answer your question on applying to a different location – as long as you have the relevant permissions and paperwork to work and live in the country of the base you are applying to this should not be a problem.

      Although the airlines ask for you to have an education to GCSE level they will take a lot of other things into account, like your work and life experience, and your character and suitability for the role. You might find our article useful on this.

      Regarding your scar this may not prevent you from being hired, and it may depend on how severe and obvious the scarring is, and whether it will heal and improve with time.

  3. Hi i am currently living in uk england and i want to be a airhostess with etihad airways.please tell me the proceddure.

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