United Airlines is becoming the first major airline carrier to donate flights to ship baby formula from abroad to the United States as the federal government works to address the ongoing shortage, the White House announced on 1 June.
The flights will come as part of the White House’s “Operation Fly Formula” efforts. “United Airlines has agreed to transport Kendamil formula free of charge from Heathrow Airport in London to multiple airports across the country over a three-week period.
These are the first Operation Formula Flights to be donated by an airline carrier,” the White House said in a statement Wednesday. Kendamil formula is manufactured by the United Kingdom-based Kendal Nutricare, which has announced plans to export 2 million cans of its infant formula to the US to help alleviate shortages.