Kenya's flag carrier, Kenya Airways, will soon launch flights between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi (Kenya) and Chileka International Airport in Blantyre (Malawi). The airline will operate 3 weekly flights between the two destinations from 02 August 2013. Kenya Airways received the approval from the Government of the Republic of Malawi to begin flying into Blantyre in late April 2013. The 5th Freedom Traffic Rights follows an Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Kenya and Malawi governments in 2008 which allows collaborative arrangements between designated carriers of both countries for their mutual benefit. Malawi has currently no national carrier so Kenya Airways will be the sole operator in the meantime.