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Flight AttendantAlternative titles

Tūmau Waka Rererangi

This job is sometimes referred to as:

Cabin Crew Member
Travel Attendant

Flight attendants make sure that passengers travelling in aeroplanes are safe and comfortable.

Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733

Pay

Flight attendant with one to five years' experience usually earn
$28K-$45K
per year
Flight attendants with five or more years experience usually earn
$45K-$60K
per year

How many people are doing this job?

Year 2012
3,329
Year 2011
3,075
Year 2010
2,722
Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, '2003-2012 Occupation Data' (prepared for Careers New Zealand), 2012.

Job opportunities

Average

Chances of getting a job as a flight attendant are average due to increasing job numbers but high competition for available positions.


How to get into this job

See 'How to enter the job'

Useful school subjects

Languages

Te reo Māori

A group of four flight attendants walkiing together

Flight attendants need to have good customer skills

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Updated 17 Jul 2013