Avianca Brazil, trademark of Oceanair Linhas Aéreas S/A, is a Brazilian airline based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Its main bases are Brasilia and Sao Paulo-Guarulhos airports. Even though the legal name of the airline remains OceanAir, Avianca (Colombia) authorized OceanAir to use its name as a brand-name. Avianca (Colombia) and Avianca (Brazil) remain separate legal entities although closely linked and belonging to the same conglomerate of companies, the Synergy Group. It is envisaged that Avianca Brazil will be later integrated into the AviancaTaca holding.
The airline was established in 1998 as an air taxi company to operate services for oil companies. Its name was then OceanAir and began to operate scheduled services in 2002. In 2004, Synergy Group, the owner of OceanAir, bought Avianca. In 2009 Synergy announced a merger deal between TACA and Avianca. In 2010 the official re-branding of OceanAir was announced, which is now known as Avianca Brazil. OceanAir Linhas Aéreas remains the legal name of the airline but Avianca Colombia allowed OceanAir to use its name as a brand-name for free.