Jobs in Aviation Industry

By: Deepika Bansal


Indian aviation industry is one of the fastest growing aviation industries on the globe. The aviation industry in India has undergone a rapid transformation from primarily being a government-owned industry to a privately owned industry today.

Private airlines in India account for around 75% share of the domestic aviation market. Earlier, air travel was a privilege that only a few could afford but it has now become an everyday affair while being much cheaper and affordable. In fact, airlines are adopting a cost effective approach by keeping fares as low as possible.

Jobs in aviation are available in large numbers as it is a vast field that offers plenty of options. Anyone looking for a shift from regular office jobs can hope to make an interesting career in airlines. It involves lot of travel as obvious though there are ground staff jobs also for those not willing to travel much. From pilots to cabin crew like air hostesses and stewards to air and ticketing executives, it extends innumerable career opportunities for all kind of professionals.

Aviation industry in India had suffered huge losses during the times of global meltdown. As the world faced a financial crunch, traveling reduced to almost one-fourth of the original figure becoming a cause of concern. Various mergers and pacts were made among aviation companies in order to survive the losses and pass the phase of recession unaffected. And after the bad times, economic revival finally entered the industry bringing smiles to airline owners.

The restoration of airline sector is expected by next year as lots of activity could be seen in last quarter. As per the latest estimates released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, an increase in traffic movement and revenues has been witnessed during December 2009. And so, the Airports Authority of India would accrue better margins this fiscal as compared to the last year. This upward movement is being primarily attributed to the increase in share of revenue from Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) and Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) along with the increase in airport charges.

Foreign investment is also being encouraged in Indian aviation which is up to 33% in domestic airlines. According to Investment Commission hundreds of billion dollars will be pumped in to update and buy new aircrafts; for the development of airport infrastructure; pilot training and air cargo services. As it is, airline industry is facing problems with ATF prices, rising labor costs and shortage of skilled labor, rapid fleet expansion and intense price competition among the players. Seeing the huge amounts of investments, a brighter future of aviation sector is expected.

With large-scale investments being made, more and more jobs in aviation sector are opening up. Some of the vacancies available in airlines include:

-Operations Manager
-Guest Relations Executive
-Travel Consultant
-Fare Filling Executive
-Reservations Executive
-Air Ticket Executive
-Travel Desk Executive
-Travel Coordinator
-Ground Staff
-Product Manager
-Corporate Travel Consultant
-Assistant Manager
-Supervisor
-Tele marketing executives
-Branch Manger
-Deputy Manager
-Immigration Specialist
-Programme Management Manager
-Relationship Manager
-Line Captain
-Cabin Crew
-Sales Manager
-Finance Manager

As apparent, you can choose your field of interest and still associate with airline industry. It is a very glamorous field that asks for right skill sets, loads of confidence, customer handling abilities, right body language and excellent communication skills. An airline professional has to be always prepared to deal with toughest of the situation as journey of the flights is very unpredictable.

Jobs in airlines are burgeoning and recruiters are hunting for candidates with pleasing personality and right bent of mind. This industry is all set to reach heights and bring back the boom again.

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Deepika Bansal writes on behalf of Naukri.com, the no.1 job portal in India.She writes on topics like jobs in aviation, relieving job stress and increasing work concentration. Naukri.com is a recruitment platform & provides products and services.

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