Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, and Israel have reopened their respective airspaces to flight operations following an Iranian drone attack on Israel using swarms of uncrewed aerial vehicles and missiles late on Saturday/early Sunday. The attack is revenge for an April 1, 2024, Israeli airstrike on an Iranian embassy building in Damascus, Syria, which killed 16 people, including Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) (Quds Force) Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Zahedi and seven other IRGC officers.

Israel closed its airspace from 0030L (2130Z) on April 14, 2024, to 0700L (0400Z) on April 15 on the grounds of "military activity." It subsequently reopened to commercial flight traffic as of 0700Z on Sunday, April 14.

Jordan closed its airspace starting April 13, 2024, at 2300L (2000Z) for three hours. The NOTAM says the closure is due to "operational reasons". However, the Jordanian Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (CARC) told the state-owned Al-Mamluka broadcaster that rising geopolitical tensions in the region were the reason. Around 40 flights were cancelled, diverted, or delayed due to the closure.

Jordan and Lebanon have previously reported large-scale GPS interference over their respective territories with the Jordanian Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) urging "two neighbouring countries" to cease their doings based on evidence the sources of the jamming were in those countries. Jordan borders Israel and Saudi Arabia as well as Syria and Iraq, both of which are home to various Iranian proxies.

Iraq also closed its airspace due to "operational reasons" at 2345L (2045Z) on April 14, initially through 0530L (0230Z) on April 15. However, by 0600Z, it had been reopened with the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) saying the risks had now passed.

Lebanese airspace closed on April 15 at 0100L (2200Z on April 14) until 0700L (0400Z). Commercial flights have since resumed out of Beirut.

Kuwait Airways (KU, Kuwait) also diverted all inbound and outbounds flights away from what it termed "areas of tension" once the attack unfolded.

Meanwhile, Iran has banned all VFR operations in its airspace starting at 1901L (1531Z) on April 13, 2024 until April 24, 2024, with the exception of military, emergency, and other pre-approved flights. Even though Iranian airspace has remained open, a majority of airlines have avoided overflying the country, with the notable exception of Qatar Airways, Uzbekistan Airways, as well as UAE-flagged carriers such as Emirates, flydubai, and Wizz Air Abu Dhabi. Qantas has also said its Perth International-London Heathrow services will bypass Iranian airspace.