Operation Fly Formula Flight is coming to Louisville, Kentucky and Columbus, Ohio
Broadcast-quality audio and video of the aircraft landing at Louisville can be downloaded here.
Broadcast-quality audio and video of the aircraft landing at Columbus can be downloaded here.
Yesterday, Thursday, June 16, 2022, an Operation Fly Formula flight from Switzerland arrived at Louisville International Airport in Louisville, Kentucky, carrying over 44,000 pounds of Nestlé Health Science Alfamino® and Alfamino® Junior infant formula, the equivalent of approximately 548,000 8-ounce bottles. The product will be primarily available through a distribution pipeline serving hospitals, home care businesses and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs in the United States, with additional shipments of Nestlé formula being announced in the coming days.
And today, Friday June 17, 2022, an Operation Fly Formula flight from Melbourne, Australia arrived at Rickenbacker International Airport carrying Bubs baby formula. This is Bubs’ second shipment to the United States this week, with the first shipment arriving in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, June 12. Together, these two shipments of Bubs bring more than 380,000 pounds of infant formula to the United States, the equivalent of approximately 4 million 8-ounce bottles. The Bubs product will be available through Walmart, The Kroger Company and Albertsons Companies distribution channels.
These are two of ten Operation Fly Formula flights landing the week of June 13, which are expected to import nearly 5 million equivalent 8-ounce bottles of infant formula into the United States. By June 19, Operation Fly Formula flights will have imported nearly 13 million 8-ounce bottle equivalents of infant formula.
As part of Operation Fly Formula, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), General Services Administration (GSA), and Department of Defense (DOD) are teaming up to pick up infant formula from other countries that meets U.S. health and safety standards, so it can get to store shelves faster.