'Europe's favourite airline’ has a new challenger – and they’re putting the fair into air travel for England football fans.

Ahead of the Euros which kicks off in Munich, Germany next month (June 14th), Irish firm Paddy Power unveiled a first look at Paddy Fairlines. But there’s a twist.

To get a seat on their VIP chartered jet Dusseldorf for England’s opening clash against Serbia, potential travellers must do what so many professional English footballers have failed to do before; they must score a penalty in a shootout. "As we hurtle towards the Euros, England remain firm favourites to win the 2024 tournament outright,” Rachael Kane, spokesperson for Paddy Power said.

“If they succeed it will be their first major tournament win since the 1966 World Cup. But they’ve lost seven out of nine penalty shootouts in major tournament finals. So, it feels only fitting that we put our potential passengers through their paces if they want to land a spot on Paddy’s exclusive jet.

“It doesn’t get fairer than that." The firm is inviting football fans from across Britain to shoot their shot at Leyton Orient Football Club’s Brisbane Road stadium on June 8.

The five finalists will win a trip to Germany for themselves and three mates respectively. “We’re kicking off the Euros party a couple of weeks early to find England’s greatest penalty takers,” says Rachel.

“Once we’ve found them and sent footage of their technique straight to St. George’s Park so Southgate and Co. can take notes, we’ll bring our lucky winners on a trip of a lifetime to Gelsenkirchen which we’re reliably informed is somewhere near Düsseldorf.” The event promises a range of entertainment for punters who hit the crossbar, with a number of well-known names expected to take advantage of a second chance to redeem their reputation.