The first ever allergy minded certified airline

The first ever allergy minded certified airline

Swiss International Air Lines becomes the world’s first certified “allergy-minded” airline


Swiss International Air Lines has qualified as first ever for the seal of approval from the ECARF European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation by considering the needs of passengers who suffer from allergies.

Swiss is the first airline in the world to hold the ECARF seal of quality. The airline is committed to minimising the presence of allergens within its cabins and lounge environment, particularly in upholstery materials, air conditioning or certain food items. The high efficient air conditioning system, for example, filters out pollens from outdoors and animal hair from pets on board. The airline makes also sure that no air freshening substances with the potential to irritate the respiratory tract are released on board, and the lavatories are equipped with hypoallergenic soap for sensitive skin.

When travelling on a long-haul flight or in Swiss Business on a European flight, the passenger may book a special meal suiting his needs. In addition, the galleys are stocked with various lactose-free and gluten-free products as well as alternative snacks on Swiss Economy in Europe. Cabin crew members are also trained to respond to an allergic emergency, and histamine tablets are available, if needed.

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