Loutzavia was founded by Jannie and Maria Loutzis in 2003 initially as Aircraft Sales Company and Pilot Shop. Within the following year Loutzavia opened the Flight Training Division in response to popular demand from the aviation industry. The initial focus was on advanced training, but in addition to this, it became obvious that there was a tremendous need for ab-initio training. The Flight Training Division started with just 2 aircraft and has grown to its present fleet of 22 aircraft.

Loutzavia Air Charters Division was launched by Jannie Loutzis and Henry Miles in 2005 and has since been rendering VIP travel services to various Southern African Destinations, providing our passengers with a truly unforgettable in-flight experience. Loutzavia has since grown to be an organization that deals with virtually every aspect of the aviation industry, and the business has expanded due to the combination of Jannie's passion and experience in aviation and Maria's focus on quality and service excellence.

Jannie qualified as Commercial Pilot in 1991 and as Flight Instructor in 1993. Soon after, he started his first Flight Training School in Groblersdal. Subsequently, he moved the flight training school to Wonderboom Airport and named it Blue Chip Aviation. Jannie was the owner of Blue Chip Aviation Flight training and Air charters for 10 years, where he trained over 1000 pilots Jannie qualified as Grade II flight instructor and Class 2 Test Pilot in 1994, as well as a Registered Radio Examiner for Restricted and General Radio Licences. He gained an Airline Transport Pilot's Licence in 2005 and has served as Designated Flight Examiner for the South African Civil Aviation Authority since 2005.

Alongside her husband Jannie, Maria Loutzis has been involved in the aviation industry since 2001. She is a qualified cost accountant with a National Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting, and also has extensive experience in recruitment. At Loutzavia you will find a group of people who are passionately in love with flying and they will do their utmost to make your experience in aviation worthwhile.


Safest Airport - Best weather in South Africa.

Loutzavia is based at Wonderboom Airport, a mere 14km north of Pretoria City Centre (South Africa’s capital city). This delightful Airport is relatively busy, with approximately 11 000 aircraft movements per month. The environment allows students to master the intricacies of radio procedures whilst learning to handle the aircraft. Wonderboom is positioned in a Control Zone (CTR), under the Johannesburg Terminal Control Area (TMA) and is busy enough to keep students continuously in contact with other traffic, thus providing ideal training conditions.

Pretoria is situated in Gauteng Province, known for its year round mild weather conditions affording almost uninterrupted training flight programs. Wonderboom is a well maintained and controlled airport. Since it is the capital city’s airport it is therefore supported by a well-developed infrastructure. The exclusive, stylish, Loutzavia Office and the Pilot Shop are situated on the ground floor in the Wonderboom terminal building. Both are conveniently positioned only a few steps away from the Loutzavia aircraft fleet, control tower and Villa San Giovanni restaurant. Due to high demand from our Johannesburg clients, Loutzavia has opened a new branch at Rand Airport. Loutzavia Rand is located in the Main Terminal Building, conveniently located close to the control tower, viewing deck and Havard Cafe.


Loutzavia aims to be an exceptional, dynamic, service provider to the South African aviation industry, always delivering a superb service and satisfaction to all its customers.

Loutzavia ...passionate about aviation!


Loutzavia offers expertise, experience and integrity in its five divisions, all of which are committed to giving service excellence. Whether you are looking for flight training, air charter, buying or selling an aircraft, hangarage and aircraft management or pilot equipment, we are there for you.Loutzavia has a passion for flying and an affinity with all who love aviation. This passion drives all its staff members to provide the highest quality in all the facets of its endeavour. Among the most trusted aviation organizations in South Africa, Loutzavia is determined to provide service excellence backed by quality and integrity.

Loutzavia’s Flight Training Academy is unsurpassed in its desire to develop the talents of its students. To achieve this, its instructors, ground school equipment, training aircraft, Simulator and SACAA examination facilities are of the highest order. The aircraft sales division will assist you to buy or sell an aircraft, offering honest and expert advice on the best possible deal for you.

Loutzavia Air Charters takes the hassle out of air travel to those unusual or infrequently served destinations. They offer a variety of aircraft types, flown by highly trained and experienced pilots, to tailor the best air travel experience for your personal need. Whether for individuals, families or corporate travel, Loutzavia will get you there and back. Loutzavia is fast becoming the charter company of choice, with its international network coverage and strict compliance with flight safety.

Loutzavia’s Aircraft Management division takes care of the storage and administrative management headaches of aircraft ownership. Their competent and friendly staff can look after your hangarage, maintenance, chartering and insurance. Loutzavia manages over 50 aircraft under the most stringent safety standards.Pilots and Planes pilot shop (Loutzavia’s sister company), provides the aviation industry with pilot equipment and accessories. From charts to course material and headsets to handheld radios it’s available