CYYZ Heavies and the Return of the Super

On Sunday August 16, Emirates returned to operating the EK241/EK242 DXB-YYZ service to the Airbus A380. They had been using their Boeing B777-300ER’s for the last couple of months. Other notable arrivals of the day were Etihad, China Eastern and Lufthansa.

Date: August 16 2020
Location: CYYZ Toronto Pearson, Runway 24L/R Threshold, Intersection of Renforth
Time: 12:00-16:00 EDT
Camera: Canon T6 Rebel, Canon EF 75-300mm Lens

First Up Emirates and the A380, I never realized how much I missed seeing the A380 until it was gone.

Etihad’s first visit to Toronto with their F1 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix livery

China Eastern’s China International Import Expo livery on their Boeing 777-300ER being watched over by the GTAA Apron Control Tower.

Air France’s Airbus A350-900

Cathay Pacific’s Airbus A350-1000

Lufthansa’s Airbus A340-300 in the Star Alliance Livery

Westjet’s Boeing 787-9

Air Canada’s Boeing 787-9

Most photos are also getting the Egypt Air Boeing 777 in the background as it overnights at Toronto.

Vote for your favourite photo below

  • Emirates A380
  • Etihad B787-9
  • China Eastern B777-300ER
  • Air France A350-900
  • Cathay Pacific A350-1000
  • Lufthansa A340-300
  • Westjet B787-9
  • Air Canada B787-9

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Feedback is always welcome.


Very nice pictures!

One thing just: In some photos it would be nice if the watermark was more visible, i.e on a white background? What do you think?

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Westjet 787… 😯🤤🤤🤤

I was actually working on Emirates codeshares (literally these flights) today for WestJet and noticed how the A380 had just come baack imtl service. Thanks for the topic, the great pictures, and the great memories for me!

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Lovely 🤩!!


@robert_xing look we (you?) got company


Really nice pictures! Some very rare aircraft like the LH Star Alliance A340 as well. Thanks for sharing and great to see the A380 back in the skies more and more.


That etihad was AMAZING!!! 😍😍😍

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Beautiful photos!

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I always try and make the water mark not be overpowering but still visible to try and prevent others posting them.

I know, we need that livery just for WSVG

You posting that code share route is why I decided to make this post.

It truly was, only the 2nd airline to operate the A343 that I have photographed.


Thanks, truly surprised that LH is retiring the 744 but keeping the 343 and 346’s.

Etihad is the reason I drove down, it is a stunning livery.


Nice shots! Definitely gotta spot at Toronto one day…

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Beautiful Westjet 787, they need that livery in if

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It is a nice airport to spot at, especially RWY 23 golden hour arrivals.

It truly is a beautiful aircraft.

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The reason for that is the seat capacity as far as I am aware. The B747-400 is just to big currently for the very low market demand. With demand not rising that well, especially on long-haul flights there is no need for a big, expensive to operate and inefficient quad-jet like the B747.

Same also happened with the A340-600, which doesn’t seem to come back anytime soon.

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Great photos!

The only thing I would change would be the brightness or exposure, the photos are a bit dark at the moment.

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Oooo the Etihad livery😍😍

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