Delta Air Lines resumed operations between Atlanta and Shanghai Pudong on 20 July. Taking charge of the big scissors at the US airport to cut the ribbon to declare the route open were Chris Riley, Chief of Staff to Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia, and Marva Lewis, Chief of Staff to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms. The SkyTeam member last flew the the city pair back in January 2012, with the airline returning to the city pair with a daily service.
- Delta Air Lines resumed service between Atlanta (ATL) and Shanghai Pudong (PVG) on 20 July, a route that it last flew back in January 2012. The SkyTeam member has returned to the 12,299-kilometre transcontinental sector with a daily service, with the carrier planning to utilise its fleet of 777-200LRs on the route. No other carrier presently offers non-stop flights between the two airports. When referring to OAG Traffic Analyser data, just under 37,000 passengers travelled indirectly between Atlanta and Shanghai in 2017, similar to the levels reported in 2016. Along with Atlanta, Delta serves Shanghai non-stop from Detroit, Los Angles and Seattle-Tacoma, with these three routes also seeing a daily rotation in S18.