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About Avianca Brasil

Avianca Brasil was a Brazilian airline which operated passenger services within Brazil and South America, on behalf of Avianca. The airline's legal name of the airline remained OceanAir, however, it had been rebranded as Avianca since it was owned by Synergy Group, which owns Avianca Holdings. Avianca Brasil's main bases were Brasilia and Sao Paulo-Guarulhos Airports. Avianca Brasil operated passenger services from 25 destinations.

Avianca Brasil ceased operations in 2019 and filed for bankruptcy in 2020, therefore it is no longer flying. Avianca also has other brands, such as Avianca Costa Rica (previously known as LACSA Airlines), Avianca Argentina and Aerogal Avianca Ecuador.


Airport Check-In

For domestic flights, passengers had to check in 60 minutes before departure. For international flights, check-in had to be done two hours before departure.

Cabin Classes

Economy class was the only fare offered on Avianca Brasil flights. It offered passengers a simple yet enjoyable flying experience, with a good balance between amenities and price.

Economy Class Facilities

On board your flight you will receive complimentary food and drinks as part of the service (subject to the flight schedule and duration). In the seats, there were power and USB outlets and on-board headphones for passengers to use their personal devices. There was also a selection of on-board entertainment, with TV shows, music and audio, documentaries and newspapers. To watch the provided entertainment, passengers would either have a personal screen or a communal suspended screen (depending on the aircraft type).

Economy Class Seats

This airline provided comfortable seats no matter the aircraft flying on. Seats on this airline would have at least a working space of 73cm, with even more in the emergency exit rows.

Passengers were also able to purchase an extra seat to have extra room to enjoy their flight. Alternatively, passengers could upgrade to a ‘Favourite Seat’, which was located in the exit rows and emergency exits. These offered priority boarding and additional comforts on board the plane.

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Destinations that Avianca Brasil flew to

Avianca Brasil flew to many destinations including Alta Foresta, Aracaju, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Campo Grande, Chapeco, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Florianopolis, Fortaleza, Goiania, Illheus, Ji-Parana, Joao Pessoa, Maceio, Natal, Passo Fundo, Petrolina, Porto Alegre, Porto Velho, Salvador, Bogota and Mexico City.

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Baggage Allowance

Carry-On Baggage

One item with a maximum weight of 10kg and with maximum dimensions of 35xm x 55cm x 25cm and one small personal item. 

Checked Baggage

The maximum weight for checked baggage was 23kg for a child or adult and 10kg for a child younger than 23 months. 


Avianca Brasil's fleet consisted of:

  • Airbus A318-100
  • Airbus A330-200F
  • Airbus A319-100
  • Airbus A320-200

Hub Airport

São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport

São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport, known locally as Cumbica Airport, is one of the busiest airports in Latin America. Airlines that fly to and from the airport include Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, Boliviana de Aviacion and KLM. 

Avianca Brasil Sports Equipment

There was no need to leave your sports equipment behind when you traveled with Avianca Brasil. Sporting* equipment had to be booked and confirmed prior to the flight (min 2 hours prior) and fees applied. Sports equipment included golfing equipment, skis, surfboard, skateboard, bicycle, diving, fishing, bowling, archery.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Programa Amigo to reward regular passengers with Avianca Brasil.