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Swiss Fights Allergens, Claims a First and Woos Sensitive Flyers

Excerpt from USA Today

May 24, 2014 4:00 pm

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Swiss is certifiably committed to fighting allergens in its aircraft, and this makes good health and business sense. It’s nothing to sneeze about.

— Dennis Schaal

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An Airbus A 330-343E of Swiss airlines takes-off past a Swiss national flag from the airport in Zurich October 4, 2012. Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters


If you suffer from allergies, Swiss Air may be the carrier for you.

The international carrier is the first airline to be certified as “allergy-friendly” by the Berlin-based European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation.

Swiss Air says in a written statement that is it is committed to minimizing the presence of allergens “within its cabin and lounge environment, particularly in upholstery materials, air conditioning or certain food items.”

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