First ever allergy friendly airline: Swiss International Air Lines

First ever allergy friendly airline: Swiss International Air LinesIn a recent declaration the Swiss International Air Lines has been named as the world's first airline to be `allergy friendly' by the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF).

The airline offers the passengers a range of allergy free products and services such as lactose and gluten-free food and beverage alternatives like lactose-free coffee cream.

The airline also offers a lactose-free version of the popular Swiss chocolate bar. Apart from food the airline pillows are stuffed with some synthetic materials to prevent allergies to passengers from down in the first and business class cabins.

An additional rule prohibits passengers from carrying air freshners and decorative along with stuffed toys since these products can cause allergic reactions in people.

The airline also plans to use gentler soaps so that any skin allergies are not triggered and all these rules may be executed in the month of May this year.

ECARF has stated that over one quarter of Europe's population is affected by allergies. Figures released by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation show that more than 35 million Americans suffer from hay fever because of allergy to pollen.