Frank Bagshaw has visited Edinburgh this week to sample the new trams. Frank reports the trams were well patronised, especially with people trying out the new service. However, ticket pricing may become an issue, it's £1 more expensive by tram to the airport than by bus. An "all day" ticket up to Ingleston P+R is £3.50 and that is just one stop short of the airport, to include that terminus the all day fare is £9.
During the evening rush hour trams seem to be held up by other traffic on Princes Street. However, the trams run particularly smoothly so no issues with ride quality.
Photos of trams: in Princes Street, West End and at Airport terminus are below.