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Largest passenger plane in the world now at Hartsfield-Jackson Int’l

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

When you look at Korean Air's A380 as it takes off from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, it towers over the other jets waiting to take off.

Inside, it boasts the world's only in-flight duty-free shop, as well as lounges, bars, multiple floors and, of course, seats that fully recline in first class.

The plane, which seats more than 400 people, will now fly from Atlanta to Seoul three times a week, with daily flights starting in the next month.

John Jackson, a representative for Korean Air's North American operations, said planes this size can fit more people, but that the company wanted to make room for luxury.

"We really designed it as a luxury experience," Jackson said. "I don't think safety is an issue at all. We're one of the safest airlines in the world."

But local members of the Korean community, including Korean Consul General in Atlanta He Beom Kim, said the plane is a sign that the Korean influence in Atlanta is growing.

"It's going to make huge impact in terms of travel and also bilateral trade and investment," Kim said.

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