Avianca Brasil, officially Oceanair Linhas Aéreas S/A, has filed for bankruptcy protection and lost most of its fleet on May 2019. The carrier, which is controlled by the same holding company as publicly traded Colombia-based Avianca Holdings SA, was operating around 30 flights per day using the planes it had left.
The airline was established on 4 November 1933 by the state government of São Paulo. VASP (Viação Aérea de São Paulo) was the first airline to serve the interior of the state of São Paulo. By December 2007, the once-proud company had stopped flying altogether, and was reduced to providing maintenance services to other airlines.