Sunday, September 18, 2011

Qatar Airways - Cabin Crew/Flight Attendant Salary & Benefits

Qatar Airways is one of the only few 5 Star airline in the world. Is has recently won and been named “Airline of the Year” at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards 2011 for its outstanding inflight product and operational excellence. The airline is base in Doha and is expanding rapidly. By 2013, Qatar Airways plans to serve more than 120 key business and leisure destinations worldwide with a fleet of over 120 aircraft. Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of 98 aircraft to over 100 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and North and South America.

Due to it's rapid expansion, it is hiring cabin crew aggressively worldwide.Basically, your salary consists of three parts which is your basic, flying per hour pay and overseas nightstop/layover allowance.QR cabin crew pay scales are base on monthly basic salary as shown below

AB INITIO= AB initio trainee QR3600 = USD 986

F2 =On completion of the training,2 observer flights and still within 6 months of flight duties QR3600 = USD986

F2 =On completion of 6 months of independent flight duties after training period and observation flights (economy class) QR4000= USD1096

The above salary increments are not automatic after specific period of time but are base on performance and merit .

All cabin crew (after AB-initio training) receive an hourly flying pay(HFP),which is grade depandant .This is each hour of productive commercial flying duty.

For F2 Flying pay is QR45 (USD12.35) per hour and is computed on the number of hours operated (chocks off to chocks on).Cabin crew have an average of 90-100 flying hrs per month throughout the year.

Additionally, the cabin crew receive hotel meal allowances (country specific)for layovers.this is duty depandant from the time of arrive to the time of departure to/from the city of the layover .

As for other benefits, they are : -
  • Competitive tax-free salary
  • Fully furnished, shared accommodation with private bedroom
  • Welcome bonus
  • Three-year, open-ended contract
  • Meal allowances while on duty
  • Transport while on duty
  • Comprehensive medical insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Travel benefits on Qatar Airways and partner airlines
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