How to become a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight attendant?

Singapore Airlines flight attendants

Singapore Airlines flight attendants

Singapore Airlines employs around 7000 cabin crew members. Singapore Airlines, or in short, SIA, recruits every year to replace cabin crew who have quit as they move on in life.

What kind of training do new SIA recruits receive?
New trainees attend a course, lasts for three and a half months long. Future flight attendants are taught deportment points like how to walk gracefully down the airplane aisle, correct etiquette on eating, grooming hair styles, and facial makeup.

SIA air stewardesses and air stewards are taught the A – Z of customer care like how to greet the passenger, serve food and drinks, and what to do in a variety of situations.

Singapore Airlines has around 3500 locals from its homeland. The rest of the cabin crew are recruited from many countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, India and Thailand. SIA is represented by an Asian face.

Singapore Airlines air ticket prices may be among the costliest in the region of Southeast Asia, but the airline banks on its quality service as its strong selling point.

What are the basic requirements for applying to become an air hostess with Singapore Airlines?
The female candidate must have a pleasant face, with natural hair color. An air stewardess isn’t allowed to wear spectacles but she can wear contact lenses. As SIA wants to maintain the natural, Asian look of its air ambassadors, contact lenses should not be colored.

What kind of make up should the applicant for the post of cabin crew wear?
The potential applicant should wear natural makeup, to look as natural as possible. Makeup should complement the skin tone. Day makeup should be used.

What are the required academic qualifications for the SIA cabin crew recruit?
Singapore Airlines likes its air stewardesses educated or at least, functionally conversant in English. The candidate should have at least 5 General Certificate of Education passes (GCE “O” Levels). The subject English Language must be one of these 5 passes.

SIA cabin crew

SIA cabin crew

How tall is the average height for a Singapore Airlines flight attendant?
She must be at least 158 cm tall, or 1.58 m tall. This is the minimum height required as the crew member needs to be able to reach the overhead luggage bin compartments.

What is the ideal weight for a Singapore Airlines air stewardess?
Although there may not be a fixed weight for all women to obey, common sense dictates on this. The air hostess must look good in the company issued uniform for the appropriate height. Although some people think that the cabin crew should look sexy in her airline uniform, the attendant should not appear “bursting out of her clothes”.

What color of nail polish should the female Singapore Airline cabin crew wear?
She is allowed to paint her finger nails and toes nails red.

Do you have the personality to be a Singapore Airlines flight attendant?
The cabin crew member should have a pleasant personality and be service orientated. Service with a smile, no matter how harassed you are with the passengers’ demands.

If you are interested in applying for Cabin Crew Careers with Singapore Airlines, then click here to visit the official Cabin Crew Appointments page of Singapore Airlines. Here you can find recruitment information about walk-in interviews and if you are unable to personally attend interviews, then the email address is also provided for you to send in your application.

Click here to view Achievements and International Awards won by Singapore Airlines.

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20 comments for “How to become a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight attendant?

  1. shefali paretkar
    July 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    plz inform me if there are any recruitments going on for singapore airlines its adream to be apart of singapore airlines SIA….
    shefali paretkar
    plz do rply..

    • AirStewardess
      July 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm

      You can find more information about Singapore Airlines positions:

      - Cabin crew appointments
      - Ground positions
      - Pilot appointments

      You can apply for Singapore Airlines Careers and scholarships at below link:

  2. August 20, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    I’d like to know, do they recruit cabin crew with age more than 30 y.o. and without experience?

  3. ruzelle
    September 25, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    How can I apply as a flight attendant in your airline if I’m not a citizen and lives in any of the places for Cabin Crew Appointments? I live in the Philippines and wants to apply as a flight attendant in SIA.

    • AirStewardess
      September 28, 2011 at 2:59 am

      In the article, there is a link to visit the official Cabin Crew Appointments page of Singapore Airlines. The bottom of the webpage has a link to Careers. Email or write in directly.

      Check frequently for openings in your country.

  4. fairy bautista
    October 16, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    if there are any recruitments going on for singapore airlines here in the philippines?thank you.

  5. fairy anne bautista
    October 16, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    if there are any recruitments going on for singapore airlines here in the philippines?thank you .

  6. May
    October 29, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    As mentioned in the article; “there may not be a fixed weight for all women to obey, common sense dictates on this. The air hostess must look good in the company issued uniform for the appropriate height”
    I’m about 167 cm tall and weighs about 62kg, am i consider to have the ideal weight or i should shed a few more pounds? Furthermore, I’m not small size as i have a large body frame. Do you think m a suitable to be a cabin crew?

    • AirStewardess
      November 5, 2011 at 12:22 pm

      Dear May,

      Please submit your full body photo together with your application form. The airline’s recruitment department has the final say on the candidates. Good luck.

    • Resh
      October 16, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      With your height and weight, you are ok on the average side. But to be wearing the kebaya (uniform), you will not pass the uniform fitting round. Almost all asian crew are pretty slim to be able to look good in their uniform due to the image of the company, not just SIA, but most airliners.

  7. Dristee Shakya
    May 9, 2012 at 5:11 am

    I was born in Singapore as my dad was in the Singapore Police Force but I am not a nationality of Singapore but a Nepalese. I wonder if I can apply for the cabin crew?

    • AirStewardess
      May 12, 2012 at 2:20 am

      Dear Dristee,

      There are many recruitment drives for new cabin crew. In each recruitment, the airline states the desired nationality, place of residence of the candidate and other requirements. Please browse the latest webpage for current recruitment programs. We wish you success in your endeavors.

      Recruitment in 10 countries:

  8. Lovely Pearl TanodTanod
    May 10, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    My cousin who is Kristine Ang do really interested in applying as a flight attendant in this airline but the problem is that she doesn’t know where to submit her application form.

    Thank you and we are hoping for a reply .

  9. Leen
    January 19, 2013 at 11:18 am


    I would like to ask if i have scars on both of my elbow, would i be able to pass body checks? I heard that they don’t accept as flight attendents have to raise their hands often.

    • AirStewardess
      June 23, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      This is an important question and you are right in accessing the requirements correctly. Now you have only two choices (1) is to apply for flight attendants position and appear for interview with full confidence or (2) check with a Doctor to find out the possibility on what can be done to improve the situation.

      Good luck.

  10. rabe
    November 25, 2013 at 4:58 am

    iam rabeya in singapore pR i can apply cabin crew r not
    please give me date thank u:)

    • AirStewardess
      March 8, 2014 at 7:41 am


      What is your nationality?
      Singapore Airlines is holding interviews for Cabin crew recruitment in Singapore on 15 March 2014 (Saturday). Please visit below website for more details:

      On this website Singapore Airlines is also recruiting cabin crew in other countries so you can check if the recruitment process is taking place in your country or not.

      Best wishes.

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