Why would an airline only recruit female flight attendants ?


Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), the flag carrier and largest airline of the country, and based in Baku is hiring flight attendants. “Like any other airline?“, yes and no. While we’re used to hearing about “equal opportunity” jobs, in Azerbaijan that doesn’t seem the case: the airline is only looking for female flight attendants.

So if you want to become a flight attendant at Azerbaijan Airlines you better be female and … oh boy … good looking (read the job description below).

Aviation24.be has tried to contact the airline with the question why they don’t hire male flight attendants but we didn’t receive an answer (yet).


CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) announces admission of documents from females for flight attendant position. The documents will be received from 10:00 to 12:00, from November 22 to December 22.

The candidates will be selected by a competition.

The competition is open only to good looking girls aged 18-30, with height not less than 165 cm and not more than 180 cm. Those willing to apply must be fluent in Azerbaijani, Russian, English or other foreign languages.

To participate in the competition, original and copy of the following documents are required:

– Identity card;
– Photo (3×4 cm);
– Passport;
– Diploma, medical certificate and certificate of foreign languages (if any).

All documents must be submitted to the Head Department of Human Resources of CJSC Azerbaijani Airlines (AZAL).

For more information, please contact the Head Department of Human Resources of CJSC Azerbaijani Airlines (AZAL).

Telephone: 497-26-00 (ext. 24-04; 32-81; 20-74)



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