Cabin Crew

Air New Zealand Cabin Crew are renowned for their outstanding customer service. As part of our highly regarded team, you’ll be responsible for the welfare, comfort, enjoyment and safety of all our customers from the minute they step onboard until they reach their destination.

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Types of roles

If you love working with people and you’re willing to go the extra mile to make every customer journey a great experience, then Air New Zealand might have the perfect career opportunity for you.

There are a variety of roles available in our short haul or long haul teams, whether you’re just starting out or already have extensive cabin crew experience. Once you join Air New Zealand, other career opportunities will be available, giving you more opportunity to progress. 

Flight Attendant


Jet Fleet

As an Air New Zealand Flight Attendant, delivering exceptional customer service to our passengers is your passion. You will work with new people every day and enjoy working as part of a wider team. Once you excel in your role there are internal career development opportunities within Cabin Crew to demonstrate your leadership capabilities.

Q300 Fleet

As a Flight Attendant with Air Nelson you will be a sole charge Flight Attendant where you are responsible for providing the consistent delivery of customer experience. You will implement all regulatory and safety requirements for customers in the cabin environment and will effectively lead and defuse any potential disruptions and issues by embracing the Air New Zealand brand values. 

ATR Fleet

As a Flight Attendant with Mount Cook you have the best of both worlds. Not only do you operate on the domestic main trunk routes, you also get to enjoy the amazing scenery and sights of regional New Zealand. You operate from Invercargill to Auckland and everywhere else in between so you will become a true ambassador and explorer of New Zealand. In a day you will meet our corporate customers, overseas tourists, sports teams, families and other customers who may need some extra care and everyone in between. No two days are the same and you are constantly thinking on your feet to look after and deliver a quality customer service experience.

Cabin Crew Manager


The Cabin Crew Manager is responsible for a team of approximately 100 direct reports, including flight attendants and onboard leaders. You will also be business partnering with stakeholders on all business changes and initiatives.  This is an exceptional opportunity to grow your leadership capability in a complex operations environment.   

Qualifications and experience

Becoming a Flight Attendant is an enjoyable experience. You must be a people person with great enthusiasm and passion for flying as well the innate ability to smile and welcome your passengers on a daily basis. You will be trained to become the best you can be, however to apply you should already have some core skills.

Minimum 24 months customer facing experience

If you’re starting out as a Flight Attendant, you’ll need proven experience in a customer-facing role working in restaurants, hotels, hospitality, retail or other positions with a customer focus.

Team player

Pulling together as a team is vital for providing excellent customer service and on the rare occasion when there is an emergency working as a team will ensure the best outcome for the situation.

A sense of pride

Delivering our unique brand of Kiwi hospitality, you’ll take great pride and passion in representing New Zealand whether it’s on a domestic flight or a long haul journey.

Physically fit

You will need to be able to swim 50 metres under two minutes and be able to tread water for one minute unaided.

Strong problem solving skills

Wearing a warm smile while keeping a cool head at all times is a vital part of this job. If there’s an emergency, passengers will rely on you to provide advice and instructions. You’ll be called on to help people who may require assistance such as the elderly, people with disabilities, children, infants and passengers who become unwell during the flight.

Career path

Our Flight Attendants are the face of our company, helping customers have a safe and comfortable journey. They are backed up by our Onboard Leaders, who use their extensive experience to create a premium in-flight environment. Overseeing the team are our Cabin Crew Managers who make sure everything runs smoothly by resolving issues quickly and effectively. 

  1. Flight Attendant

  2. Onboard Leader

  3. Cabin Crew Manager


Becoming part of our cabin crew is a lifestyle choice. Our people love the freedom it gives them to fly around New Zealand and the world – exploring new destinations and cultures.

  • New Adventures every day
    New adventures every day
  • Your Office is in the Sky
    Your office is in the sky
  • Travel to different places
    Travel to different places
  • Never Be Bored
    Never be bored

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What to expect when you start

Being part of our Cabin Crew gives you the chance to connect and create magic for our customers from the moment they step on board, while adhering to industry operating procedures.

Expect to be excited by the destinations you will be rostered to fly to and the people that you will meet.

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