Flights Resume at Isfahan Airport as Tehran Downplays Israeli Attack

Flights resumed from the international airport in Isfahan on Friday morning, April 19, after Iran lifted restrictions on air traffic following an Israeli attack, state media reported.

Flights in Isfahan were restricted for several hours, but resumed before 10 am, Tasnim News reported.

Passengers had been urged to evacuate Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran and other flights were cancelled on Friday morning after the Israeli strikes began.

The semi-official Mehr news agency said three explosions were heard in northern and eastern areas of Isfahan around 4 am.

Iranian media later sought to downplay the attacks, saying they were carried out with small drones and easily intercepted, and posting videos from central Isfahan appearing to show calm on the streets.

Israel had not confirmed that it carried out any attacks on Iran in response to the April 13 strikes on Israel, but the US Embassy said employees and family members were restricted from travel in Israel following the reports. Credit: Tasnim News via Storyful