Lord King of Wartnaby, who served as chairman of British Airways between 1981 and 1993 and led its successful restructuring, died Tuesday at his home in Leicestershire. He was 87. Born John King, he was knighted in 1979, two years before Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher appointed him chairman of BA to prepare the often troubled and unprofitable national airline for privatization, a process that was completed in 1987. He was made a life peer in 1983. One of King's key steps was the 1983 ...

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