(Photo: Uber)

Living in a big city is a privilege of major opportunities and 24-hour access to any amenities and luxury. The number of all services and possible activities though grows with the number of people rushing to such all-inclusive oases.

Traffic jams are perhaps the major price paid by megalopolis residents and commuters. For those who know the perks of private aviation there is no surprise that air transportation within the city, a mixture of a taxi and private jet charters, is gaining more and more demand.

Imagine that even Uber is involved into the future plans of this nascent market. The futuristic scenes of everyone`s favourite masterpiece by Luc Besson might soon become a reality.

(A scene from Luc Besson`s "The Fifth Element", 1995)

There are places where this has already begun - here are the names of the cities that keep the lead in numbers of helicopters and helipads: 

Seoul, South Korea. The fourth position is merited by the South-Korean capital - the city of unparalleled technological integration. Whenever you visit Seoul it would surprise you by the mixture of unbelievable business rhythm and traditionalism. 

Tokyo, Japan. The unique capital of Japan and the world`s most populated city takes the bronze medal. It`s worth mentioning that Tokyo has the leading number of buildings with a helipad, even though most of them are barely used due to noise restrictions. 

Mexico City, Mexico. The Mexico City is of course on the list as one of the busiest metropolitan areas in the world, famous for its traffic jams. By introducing helicopter taxis the city is giving a good example of how to beat the topical traffic issue. 

São Paulo, Brazil. The Brazilian economic capital is the world`s unrivalled leader in helicopter usage. São Paulo is perhaps the first city in the world that might be close to having "air jams", just like in the futuristic movies we`ve all seen.