Airline Station Manager



OFO No: 132407 





What is an Airline Station Manager? 

The job of an Airline Station Manager is to manage all flight & ground operations at an airport.

Depending on the size of the airport the Airline Station Manager might even sell tickets and help with baggage etc.

What does an Airline Station Manager do?

  • manages ground and flight operations for his/ her airline.
  • checks on aircraft handling
  • manages passenger services
  • manages air cargo operations
  • manages ticket sales
  • makes public announcements.
  • checks baggage
  • operates computer terminals

Are you … ?

  • passionate about planes and airports?
  • a people’s person?
  • organised?
  • very responsible?
  • a multi-tasker?
  • a good planner?
  • trustworthy?

How do I become an Airline Station Manager? 

You will need to complete one of the following:

  • National Diploma in Flight Dispatch
  • National Diploma in Aircraft Piloting (A) + (H)
  • National Certificate in Aviation Support Operations

Courses can be done through Flying Schools, the Airlines and the SA Airforce 

You will need: Matric / Grade 12 + Mathematics, Physical Science & English




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OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Accountant … or … Aeronautical Engineer

Is becoming an Airline Station Manager right career choice for me?