updated 3/12/2008 12:48:36 PM ET 2008-03-12T16:48:36

Work has started at Rome's main Leonardo da Vinci airport on 16 new gates for international flights aiming to accommodate 20 million more passengers a year.

Airport officials said Wednesday that the $300 million project is scheduled to be completed in 2011.

The Leonardo da Vinci airport currently serves around 33 million air travelers a year. Another city airport in Ciampino has seen flights by low-cost carriers increase in recent years.

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